christmas tree varieties

We know how important a Christmas tree can be to making your home feel festive. For us, a beautiful real tree has always been the centre point of our Christmas – from decorating it together with specially picked baubles and gifts to just having it twinkle in the background, whilst watching Christmas TV with a mug of hot chocolate (or mulled wine!), a Christmas tree is a critical part of anyone’s Christmas! We are proud to offer luxury, premium quality Christmas trees at unbeatable prices online. To find out more about our trees, read on.

There are two main varieties of Christmas, both of which we sell online. There is the Norway Spruce variety and the Nordmann Fir variety. If you’re not quite a Christmas tree connoisseur, we’ve listed the basic points about each of them and have broken down the differences between the two so you can make an informed decision as to which tree is right for you.

Nordman Fir (Non-Drop)

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The Nordman Fir is the most popular Christmas tree in the UK. This may be due to its classic shape and dark green glossy needles which are more children and pet friendly than other varieties. The tree holds its needles well, even after it has been cut, which makes it an ideal choice to have inside the home where conditions are often warm.The Nordmann Fir has gained popularity in recent years due to it's excellent needle retention qualities allowing you to have a cosy and warm home, whilst not worrying about your Christmas tree retaining its beauty. The Nordmann Fir is often called a non-drop tree, which like all cut trees, isn’t 100% true, however its retention is excellent and it is much more resilient to the heat than the Norway Spruce.This Christmas tree has soft, deep green foliage, smooth grey bark and a classic almost cartoon-like triangular shape. The needles can often give off a fresh, clean, citrus smell too.

Norway Spruce (Traditional)

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The Norway spruce originates in Northern Europe and can be found naturally growing on many UK Christmas tree farms. This variety of Christmas tree is very versatile, and can be grown in a wide variety of conditions and using many different soils. The Norway Spruce is a popular choice in the UK and can be found every year in both Trafalgar Square and 10 Downing Street. The spruce is famous for its triangular shape, green upward pointing needles, and distinctive pine fragrance. Its dense bushy shape makes it the ideal Christmas tree for decorating. Whilst often considered a tree which has a poor needle retention, if it is looked after well (see our care guide), this tree will remain in near perfect condition until January. Keep this Christmas tree cool and watered and you will have a wonderful Christmas centrepiece at a price befitting of the holiday season

which christmas tree is best

  • Finding your perfect Christmas tree does often come down to personal preference – but since there are only two types, the decision shouldn’t be too laborious!
  • The most important thing in deciding which type of tree is best for you, is to decide on priorities. At its most basic level, those who prefer the ‘traditional’ Christmas tree look often prefer the Norway Spruce whereas those who value low maintenance above all else, tend to prefer the Nordmann Fir tree which is often classified as the ‘non-drop’ variety.
  • Other factors that you may want to take into consideration are whether you have young children; whilst the Norway Spruce is considered the ‘original’ Christmas tree, its needles and branches do tend to be more brittle than the Nordmann Fir so for younger children, you may want to consider the Nordmann Fir.
  • If you’re looking for authenticity though, it should be noted that while the Nordmann Fir tends to the more popular choice for today’s household, the wonderful pine smell that you get from Christmas trees is most present with the Norway Spruce – so if you really want it to smell like Christmas, that may be your best bet!
  • Whichever tree you decide to go for, if you take care of it, then you should be able to avoid loss of needles. If you’re unsure of how to look after your tree, then check out our Christmas tree care guide to ensure yours looks wonderful right through the festive period.

christmas tree varieties

We know how important a Christmas tree can be to making your home feel festive. For us, a beautiful real tree has always the center point of our Christmas - from decorating it together with specially picked baubles and gifts to just having it twinkle in the background, whilst watching Christmas TV with a mug of hot cjocolate (or mulled wine!), a Christmas tree is a critical part of anyone's Christmas! We are proud to offer luxury, premium quality Christmas trees at unbeatable prices.

Premium Quality Christmas Trees

We mention ‘premium quality Christmas trees’ a lot throughout our site so what does 'premium' actually mean?

In this case, we're talking fullness of shape and the overall look. Whilst all real Christmas trees are unique, ours will all have that beautiful traditional Christmas tree shape and will be full and bushy. Of course, if our Christmas tree doesn't live up to your expectations, then please get in touch - customer satisfaction is our ultimate goal and we will always endeavour to deliver Christmas trees that you and your family love.