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At Christmas time, we all fall into one of two camps...real or artificial tree? If you're a supporter of the traditional real tree you're in the right place! Here we'll explore the different types of trees available, along with their natural characteristics. We can smell that delicious forest scent already.
The Nordmann Fir is The best-selling tree in the UK today, with deep green foliage and bigger, softer needles than the spruces. It generally has a full shape and with the proper care will retain its needles until long after the Christmas festivities are over.
• The best needle holding tree
• British grown
• A great full bodied shape
• Rich shiny green foliage
The Frazer Fir is the second most popular Christmas tree. It is similar in appearance to the Nordmann, but with slightly shorter needles that have a greyish colour to their underside, enhancing the overall colour. This tree also has a very pleasant scent.
• A slim tree, ideal for smaller rooms
• Aromatic foliage with silver underside
• Good needle holding qualities
The Norway Spruce is the traditional choice, which, for many years was the only tree used at Christmas. It bears light green foliage with short, fairly sharp needles. Its popularity has declined in recent years as other species have become more readily available at affordable prices but it still remains good value for money.
• The traditional Christmas tree
• Light green foliage with short sharp needles
• Good value for money
Prices for our cut Christmas trees start from £18.99. We also sell stands from £16.99. Varieties and sizes available vary by centre. Your local Notcutts will be happy to help you with any questions you have. Find us and get in touch
If you're looking for something that'll last beyond the festive period, consider a pot-grown tree. While most Christmas trees in the UK are sold cut, chunkier, hardier pot-grown versions are available too in a range of species.
A pot-grown tree has every chance of being successfully transplanted to the garden after the season has finished, adding extra value and appeal.
Prices for our potted Christmas trees start from £39.99. Our potted trees come with a beautiful red outer pot, perfect for displaying your decorated tree with pride. Varieties and sizes available vary by centre. Your local Notcutts will be happy to help you with any questions you have. Find us and get in touch
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If you're adding a real tree to your home this year, checkout our care guide. It may help your tree last longer (as well as reducing the prospect of Christmas hoovering!).
Prefer the perpetual beauty of an artificial tree? Or perhaps a quirky alternative tree? We have a fantastic range online, from £5. Shop now