Potgrown

Blue Spruce and Korean Fir Christmas Trees

Grown carefully in their own container, our potgrown trees can be grown on after Christmas.

 

Norway Spruce (Picea Abies)

Considered the oldest traditional Christmas tree, Norway Spruce is bushy and well-shaped with short, light green needles and has a lovely pine fragrance.

More About Norway Spruce

For many years the Norway Spruce was the most popular Christmas tree variety in the UK due to the fact it grew locally and naturally produced the classic Christmas tree shape. Still grown throughout Northern Europe, it is a fast-growing species and tolerates most soils but does require good drainage. Every Christmas, Oslo, the capital of Norway, provides the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree in London with the country’s name-sake spruce.

 

Blue Spruce (Picea Pungens Glauca)

Similar to the popular Norway Spruce, the Blue Spruce is best known for its beautiful colour; which varies from silvery-green to a stunning steel blue. Guaranteed to be a great centre piece to any Christmas.

More About Blue Spruce

Although native to the Rocky Mountains, USA, the Blue Spruce has been widely introduced elsewhere and is used as an ornamental tree far beyond its origin. This species has an excellent natural shape and requires little shearing, partially leading to its popularity of being used as a Christmas tree.

 

Nordman Fir (Abies Nordmanniana)

Coming in a classic shape, the impressive glossy, rich green foliage on tiered branches makes this the perfect tree for displaying decorative baubles. Finally, decorating this tree is pain-free due to the soft family-friendly needles.

More About Nordman Fir

Nordman Fir originates from the Caucus Mountain range, dividing Turkey and Georgia. Seed from Ambrolauri, Georgia is preferred because it is considered to produce trees which begin their spring growth later and slower growing, resulting in more branches – ideal for Christmas trees. Another advantage is trees that flush into growth later in the season are less likely to suffer from frost damage, thus avoiding any unsightly foliage. With careful pruning and the most favourable soils we can create the perfect Nordman Christmas tree.

 

Serbian Spruce (Picea Omorika)

The Omorika has dense branches and charming two-tone green and blue foliage giving it a decorative edge. A lovely narrow shape, it is ideally suited to smaller spaces and if bought in a pot it’s even easier to prepare for your magical Christmas.

More About Serbian Spruce

Commonly known as Omorika, this spruce originates from Serbia and Eastern Bosnia and naturally grows in colder climates than its close cousin the Norway Spruce. It is often grown in areas affected by late frosts as it is less likely to get damaged than other species.  Though slow growing, Omorika is mainly used as an ornamental tree in large gardens and to a smaller extent for Christmas trees, timber and paper production.

 

Fraser Fir (Abies Fraseri)

Splendid for smaller spaces due to its slimmer, conical shape, the Fraser Fir also has a delicious balsam scent which fills the room for the entire festive period. When bought in a pot it is easy to find the perfect spot for it in your home, and its dense branches hold pretty soft green/silver needles – perfect for a family Christmas.

More About Fraser Fir

Fraser Fir is not widely grown as it only thrives in specific locations, especially from where it originates in the mountains of Eastern USA. Luckily – our Fraser Fir growers have spent years perfecting how to get the best growth and shape. Fraser fir is widely used as a Christmas tree, especially in America, and has been used more times than any other as the official White House Christmas tree.

 

Noble Fir (Abies Procera / Abies Nobilis)

Considered to be one of the most handsome trees due to its lovely blue/green foliage and pleasant fragrance. Noble fir is often a popular choice because of its open branching and great shape, it can display all the characteristics of the perfect Christmas tree but is however, notoriously difficult to grow.

More About Noble Fir

Originally from the North West coast of the United States, Noble fir still grows widely in the Rocky Mountains. It is a high altitude tree, typically occurring at 300-1500 metres (980 -4920 ft). Although a popular and handsome Christmas tree its wood is also used for paper manufacture and general structural purposes.

 

Pot Grown or Plain Old Potted?

We nurture our pot grown trees from a seedling, planted in their special growing pot which is buried in our fields. Needlefresh pot grown trees are cultivated in a pot for most of their life and have an established root system. We lovingly care for them until they are lifted out of the ground and make their way to your home.

Our pot grown trees are NOT potted or containerised; these trees have been grown in a field, pulled from the ground and had their roots cut to then fit into a pot. They have far less chance of surviving after Christmas than trees that are properly pot grown. The quality reflects the difference.

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