Grand Fir Christmas trees have a vibrant emerald green needle with a silvery underside. The silver underside of Grand Fir needles have two lines of stomatal bloom which reflect light creating a sparkling display. The glossy Grand Fir needles fan out in a single plane on either side of the branch giving the tree an elegant appearance. While similar in appearance to Balsam Fir from the Eastern United States, which historically did not perform well, Western Grand Fir seed sources come from northern Idaho. These seed sources have dramatically improved needle retention and in home performance during the Christmas season.
The Noble Fir grows slowly into a Christmas tree with great spacing between it’s strong branches which is the perfect combination for those with many heavy or large ornaments. Their needles are deep green and a little prickly to the touch. Nobles are also known for their excellent needle retention making it a great choice for those who enjoy their Christmas tree all December long.
The Douglas Fir is your classic, traditional Christmas tree that has been the favourite since the 1920′s. It has soft, dark green needles and branches that are closely bunched which release a mellow fragrance. Ensure your Douglas Fir has a constant supply of water for good needle retention.
The Fraser Fir is quite similar to the Noble fir with great spacing and strong branches for ornaments. Frasers have excellent needle retention as well. The most noticeable difference between the Noble and the Fraser fir is how the Fraser’s strong branches are turned upward. Their needles are silvery-green and soft making it a delight to decorate.