A Christmas tree is the one festive icon which never loses its appeal. A genuine tree has a lesser carbon footprint than an artificial tree, so it’s better for the environment. But which one should you get for your home? Here’s a rundown of the most popular varieties.
Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree
Its appeal stems in part from the fact that it does not lose needles, making it ideal for keeping your tree up for a month. It has dark green leaves that are glossy and velvety, sturdy branches, and a large, bushy conical form. However, the aroma isn’t particularly powerful, and it can be costly because it takes years to mature and sell.
It has been a popular Christmas tree since Victorian times and is one of the most well-known. It’s brilliant green, bushy, and covered in thick pointed spiky needles. It’s generally shaped like a pyramid and smells like a Christmas tree. The needles, however, fall swiftly, so be cautious around youngsters and dogs, and remember to water regularly and keep away from radiators.
Blue Spruce Christmas Tree
These trees have a wonderful holiday smell, and potted versions are suitable for potting or planting in the yard. Unlike the Norway Spruce, it is elegant and symmetrical, and it keeps its needles well. These trees are quite spiky, making them unsuitable for younger families.
This tree, which resembles the classic Norway Spruce but does not shed its needles as rapidly, is America’s best-selling Christmas tree. The needles are delicate, broad, flat, dark green, and have a silvery underside with a strong balsam fragrance. Between the branches, there’s enough Christmas room for lights and tinsel decorations.