Colorado Blue Spruce – Found throughout the central Rockies, this Spruce borrows its name from the Centennial State. It has stout, 3-sided needles about 3/4” in length. Foliage varies from dark green to indigo blue. With sturdy branches, great needle retention & excellent form, the Colorado Blue Spruce is a premier ornamental Christmas Tree.
Douglas Fir – Found in the central Rockies, this hardy “Blue” strain is widely used as a Christmas Tree in the Northeast. It has lush, blue-green foliage with needles approximately 1” in length, and is very attractive. Its sturdy branches and outstanding needle retention make this evergreen a holiday favorite.
Fraser Fir – This stately fir, native to the Great Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina & eastern Tennessee, is closely related to its northern counterpart. Its soft emerald green needles with silvery undersides are about 3/4” in length. Its bottle brush texture, sturdy branches, and outstanding needle retention make it a superb Christmas Tree.
Austrian Pine – This pine grows very well in the Northeast. It is quite fragrant, has a deep green color, needles that are 3” – 4” long, and excellent retention. Early tree-cutters are advised to use this species! Requiring little care, this tree can be left on display for 2 or 3 months without deterioration. The Austrian Pine is sturdy, and decorates easily.
Scotch Pine – 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 2”-3” 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.
White Spruce – This Spruce is a decidedly Northland tree found throughout the lake-studded Canadian Shield and northern US. Its delicate, blue-green foliage with needles about 1/2” in length is very appealing. Given proper care, this tree also exhibits good needle retention and can be found most often in choose & harvest plantations. Excellent form and color.
Concolor Fir – More commonly known as the White Fir, this evergreen is widely distributed throughout the southwestern US. Its soft, silver-blue foliage with flattened needles 2” – 3” in length has a distinctive citrus aroma. Its outstanding color and excellent needle retention make it an increasingly popular Christmas Tree.
Norway Spruce – The overall color of the Norway Spruce is a shiny green with needles under 1” in length. Needle retention is considered poor unless the trees are cut fresh and kept properly watered. Growth during the first 10 years after field planting is relatively slow. 8 – 11 years are required to grow a 6’ – 7’ tree!