Hey everyone, welcome to Blogmas day two and a quick guide to Christmas trees, real trees that it. Think we’d be here forever talking about the different fake trees on the market at the moment! There are a few main types of conifers that I’m going to talk about in this post and most are available as cut trees or potted. If you buy a cut tree a good idea to make it last longer is to cut off the end of the stump and put water in its container. Much like you would do with some cut flowers. Photos below are stock photos.
The Nordmann fir is very popular as it is often described as a ‘non drop’ tree. Of course no tree will be completely non drop but this variety is known for holding its coat longer than some other varieties. It’s a good piratical option. They are dark green and have a good symmetrical shape.
The Fraser fir is another low-mess variety that sheds very few needles in comparison to some other varieties. This tree can be a bit more compact so can be good if you have a smaller home. It also has a lovely fragrance.
Swedish style Nordmann fir
This one is a slightly different look and gives a bit more of a modern scandi vibe. There tends to be a bit more space between the layers on these so you can get some big decs on this one.
The Norway spruce is a very traditional tree. They are sharp-needled and have a proper pine fragrance. As I said before about cutting and watering your tree to keep it looking good and prevent needle drop- take heed, this one is particularly susceptible.
This one again is a bit more trendy and out there. This tree is a silver-blue colour and can be quite prickly so perhaps not the best for young families or pets. Although this variety holds its needles quite well and they generally have a good symmetrical form.
The Douglas fir has soft, dark green or blue green needles and is very popular in the US. The tree is popular for its good needle retention and a lovely citrus fragrance.
I hope this post has been of interest, whether or not you intend on buying a real tree this year. We usually get our tree one or two weeks before Chritsmas so look out for my post about our Christmas decor later on in Blogmas!
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