On this page you can find the two most popular Christmas tree species, the traditional Norway Spruce (Picea abies) and the ‘non drop’ Nordmann fir (Abies nordmanniana). The Nordmann Fir has become much more popular in recent years as the leaves persist on the tree when it is cut, and they are not sharp like those of the Norway spruce.
Most customers plant these species for a crop of ‘grow your own’ Christmas trees although they will of course make very attractive trees if left to grow and develop. The Norway Spruce is a popular evergreen hedge in Scandinavia as it responds well to clipping and is of course very hardy and perfectly suited to the climate. With regular clipping it will make an excellent and less common hedge in the UK.
The Norway Spruce is faster growing at 30-60cm per year and will thrive in all except very shallow soils developing into a large conifer of 35 metres or more if left to develop. It is seen frequently as a commercial Christmas tree species, and as a forest tree used for timber and paper production.
The Nordmann Fir (also known as the Caucasian fir) is also a large conifer but slower growing at 20-30cm per year. The glossy dark green needle like foliage is wider and flatter than the Norway spruce and is arranged in symmetrical tiers. The timber is used for construction timber and paper production.
Our young Christmas trees are ideal for growing into ornamental trees or as windbreaks, shelterbelts and game cover, or of course as a home-grown supply of Christmas trees.
We supply them as young bare rooted saplings available in the natural dormant season from November until April. We offer free delivery on orders over £50 (ex VAT) together with generous quantity discounts.
If you have any questions about our young Christmas tree saplings or any other plants in our range please do give our experienced sales team a call on 01580 765600.