Tree Care

Choosing your tree

Find the perfect Needlefresh Christmas tree for your home

Which Type?

Don't panic!   Choosing the best variety of Christmas tree for your home is simple.

NORDMAN FIR -  A Needlefast tree.  (Uk's favourite tree! )

If you have young children or excitable pets - stick with Needlefast® varieties.  They have softer needles and superior needle holding abilities. NORDMAN FIR is by far the nations favourite Christmas tree. With its soft dark green foliage, and great needle holding its a safe bet to grace your Christmas.

If you want to deter pets from bothering your tree or just want a real traditional old fashioned Christmas tree then pick a NORWAY SPRUCE

Something Different? Try the majestic NOBLE FIR or stunning BLUE SPRUCE

Your style may also influence your decision. Some prefer minimalist decorations, others like a bountiful display. If you prefer larger decorations and baubles try the NOBLE  or NORDMAN. Their open branching patterns will really show them off. Other species of Christmas tree look stunning with a simple string of lights such as our OMORIKA, FRASER FIR, or LODGEPOLE PINE. These will still look wonderfully festive with an abundance of decorations.

If you're a true traditionalist you should always opt for NORWAY SPRUCE, as this is the tree that has historically been used in the UK as it grows naturally throughout the UK.

View descriptions and photos of each species here


To ensure your Christmas tree looks great for the entire festive season follow our simple steps to help you buy the healthiest tree.

  1. Visit your nearest Needlefresh retailer
  2. The tree should have a good fragrance and an attractive good green colour; a fresh tree will retain its moisture content and thereby keep its fragrance and colour.
  3. Avoid very light weight and dry trees and steer clear of trees with a lot of browning needles.
  4. Take hold of a branch about six inches from the tip between your thumb and forefinger, gently pull your hand toward you allowing the branch to slip through your fingers, needles should stay on the branch.
  5. Bump the base end of the tree lightly against the ground to see if any outside needles fall off, if only a few drop off, the tree is fresh.
  6. Branches should be strong enough to hold decorations and strings of lights.