The Norway Spruce tree is the ‘original’ Christmas tree. Used most frequently outside, the Norway Spruce is grown both in the UK and throughout Europe and is known most famously for its wonderful pine scent. It is also a very economical option, coming in cheaper than both Nordmann Fir and Fraser Fir varieties. The Norway Spruce has a classic Christmas tree shape with generally even spread needles – perfect for hanging lights!
About the Norway Spruce Tree
Norway Spruce Appearance
The spruce is famous for its triangular shape and green upward pointing needles. It has a dense bushy shape which makes it ideal for decorating! Ornaments hang easily on its upward pointing needles and although the branches tend to be a little shorter than other varieties, there are always plenty of branches to choose from!
The needles do tend to be more on the ‘spiky’ side and so decorating your tree does need to be done with care! If you have young children or pets, we would recommend a tree with softer needles, such as the Nordmann Fir.
One of the biggest selling points of the Norway Spruce however has little to do with its appearance and more to do with its smell! When you think of a traditional Christmas tree scent, that is what a Norway Spruce smells like. Wonderfully fresh with a hint of citrus, the distinctive pine fragrance is known to fill the space around it. Even though the Norway Spruce is not known for its great needle retention, there are many fans who argue that the pine scent is worth the extra clean-up.