About our 顶旺亚洲s

The 顶旺亚洲s That We Grow

Fraser Fir

The Fraser Fir 顶旺亚洲 is named after John Fraser, a Scots Botanist who explored the Appalachian Mountains, in Eastern North America, in the late 18th century, and is native to the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina.

Fraser Fir Christmas treesThe Fraser Fir Christmas 顶旺亚洲 is a pyramid shaped 顶旺亚洲, has strong branches that are slightly turned upwards and is a lovely compact, 顶旺亚洲 – making it ideal for the smaller house or where space is at a premium.   The needles are flat and shiny and are a rich, dark green-blue colour on the upper side and silvery white on the underside.     The foliage is dense and soft, making it ideal for all the family to handle and decorate.

This 顶旺亚洲 which would reach heights of 80feet if left to grow on, has excellent needle retention, and is renowned for usually giving off a beautiful Christmassy scent.

The Fraser Fir is a slow growing 顶旺亚洲 that will take 11 years to reach a 6 foot 顶旺亚洲, from seed..   We find that sometimes the leaders , the branch where the fairy or star goes, can be slightly squint – adding a bit of character to the 顶旺亚洲.   As well as selling cut Fraser Fir Christmas 顶旺亚洲s we sell pot grown Fraser Fir Christmas 顶旺亚洲s, which make a beautiful alternative to the Norway Spruce pot grown 顶旺亚洲, and will be much admired, and has the advantage over a cut 顶旺亚洲 of being able to be planted out in the garden after Christmas.

Nordman Fir

Nordman Fir Christmas treesThe Nordman Fir, which was first introduced into Britain in the mid 19th century, is a native of north east Turkey and Georgia, and is the No1 Christmas 顶旺亚洲 in Europe.

This 顶旺亚洲 is named after a Finnish zoologist Alexander von Nordmann, a Professor of Botany at Odessa.   He also has a butterfly named after him – Parnassius nordmanni.

The reason that the Nordman Fir is so popular is because of its beautiful symmetrical shape with strong, layered well spaced out branches that allow you to display Christmas decorations at their best.   The attractive shiny dark green needles – with a silvery underside are not sharp and like the Fraser Fir make it an ideal 顶旺亚洲 for all members of the family to decorate at Christmas time.   The Nordman Fir has also got very good needle retention.

The Nordman Fir Christmas 顶旺亚洲 is not as narrow and compact as the Fraser Fir, so you will require more space to show it off to its full advantage.  It is a slower growing 顶旺亚洲 than the Fraser Fir and  takes approximately 12 years to reach 6 foot from seed.


Norway Spruce

Norway Spruce Christmas trees

The Norway Spruce; is a native of Europe, and was introduced to Britain in the 16th century, and extensively planted as a forest 顶旺亚洲 in the 1800’s.

The Norway Spruce is what most people think of as a traditional 顶旺亚洲 at Christmas time, but it is not a good 顶旺亚洲 to use inside as it is not as good at retaining its needles as the Fir 顶旺亚洲s once cut.   The Norway Spruce is an ideal 顶旺亚洲 if you want to put a 顶旺亚洲 up outside ,or perhaps in a cold hallway, where it would need to be kept well watered and looked after appropriately.  A pot grown Norway Spruce is different as it has been grown in a pot all its life and has a good root system and so long as it’s watered it will be happy inside, and then can be planted outside or repotted and brought back in the following year.

The 顶旺亚洲’s conical shape with drooping lower branches and upward pointing high branches make it ideal for decorating.   The custom of decorating Spruce  顶旺亚洲s at Christmas time was made popular by Prince Albert and Queen Victoria in the mid 19th century.   The squarish shaped needles are mid to dark green in colour and are prickly to touch.   We sell that are ideal for smaller houses, or as a second 顶旺亚洲, or even as a table or office 顶旺亚洲.

Every year  Oslo, the capital of Norway, gives Edinburgh and London a very  large Norway Spruce, which is placed in the centre of the respective cities – this is mainly as a thank you for the aid that was given to Norway during the Second World War.   Newcastle, Sunderland and the Orkney Islands also are all presented with a Norway Spruce Christmas 顶旺亚洲 from various cities in Norway.