Found throughout the Canadian Maritimes and remote parts of
northern New England, this fir was the first plantation-grown
Christmas tree in the Northeast. Its soft, dark green foliage,
with flattened needles about three-quarters of an inch in
length, has a distinctive "balsam" aroma. Its sturdy branching
and excellent needle retention have made it a longtime favorite
Found widely within the
Canaan Valley of northeastern West Virginia, this tree is
a genetic variation of traditional Balsam Fir. Native also
to Pennsylvania and New York where it can be found in remote
stands, its range extends as far north as Sheet Harbour, Nova
Scotia. Although similar in appearance to the traditional
sources, its needles tend to be longer, about one inch in
length, and vary more in color. Its foliage, however, can
often retain the bottlebrush appearance of Fraser Fir, its
southern counterpart. Relatively new to the Christmas tree
industry, its popularity continues to rise.
Most commonly known as White Fir, this evergreen is widely
distributed throughout the southwestern United States, from
the Rockies of Colorado and New Mexico in the east, to California's
Sierra Nevada range in the west. Its soft, silvery-blue foliage,
with flattened needles about two to three inches in length,
has a distinctive citrus aroma. Its outstanding color and
excellent needle retention make it an increasingly popular
First studied by Scottish botanist, David Douglas, in the
1820's, this conifer is widely distributed throughout western
North America from the interior lake country of British Columbia
to the mountains of Mexico. Found in the central Rockies,
the hardy "blue" strain is widely used as a Christmas tree
in the Northeast. Its lush, blue-green foliage, with needles
about one inch in length, is very attractive. Its sturdy
branching and outstanding needle retention make this evergreen
a holiday favorite.
Also known as "Southern Balsam," this stately fir, native
to the Great Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina and
eastern Tennessee, is closely related to its northern counterpart.
Its soft, emerald-green needles with silvery undersides are
about three-quarters of an inch in length. Its bottlebrush
texture, sturdy branching, and outstanding needle retention
make it a superb Christmas tree whose popularity has grown
rapidly in recent years.
Known as the cosmopolitan tree of Europe, this conifer was
one of the first plantation-grown Christmas trees in the United
States. Its sharp, blue-green foliage, with needles about
two to three inches in length, can be sheared to an appealing
density. Its conical shape, excellent color, and needle retention
made it the Christmas tree of choice for many years.
Widely distributed throughout the forests of eastern North
America, this tree, native to the Northeast, has soft, lacy,
blue-green foliage with needles about three to four inches
in length. A very graceful-looking evergreen, its fragrance
and excellent needle retention made it a popular Christmas
tree for many years, especially in the traditional South.
Found throughout the central Rockies, this spruce borrows
its name from the Centennial State and has stout, three-sided
needles about three-quarters of an inch in length. Its foliage
can vary in color from dark green to indigo blue. Its sturdy
branching and good needle retention make it a desirable Christmas
tree, while its excellent form and outstanding color make
it the premier ornamental evergreen.
Native to the great Baltic conifer forest of northern Europe,
this tree has shiny, dark green foliage with needles about
one-half inch in length. Often found at a choose & harvest
plantation, the rich foliage of this spruce can exhibit good
needle retention with proper care. Its value as an ornamental
landscape tree is also widely recognized.
Spanning the entire width of North America, this spruce is
decidedly Northland tree found throughout the lake-studded
Canadian Shield and northern United States. Its delicate,
blue-green foliage, with needles about one-half inch in length,
is very appealing. Given proper care, this tree also exhibits
good needle retention and can be found most often in a choose
& harvest plantation. Its excellent form and color make
it an exceptional Christmas tree.