Christmas Blog

This is our space to share some of the knowledge we've gained over the last 32 years of being in business, supplying real Christmas Trees.

What Christmas Tree to Choose

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

 

Is it your first year buying a real Christmas tree? Would you like some guidance on choosing the right Christmas tree?

At Cirencester Christmas Trees we sell three different kind of trees, so here is a guide on the differences between the Norway Spruce, Blue Spruce and Nordman Fir:

The traditional Norway Spruce

Fragrant with short sharp needles they are the epitome of a traditional Christmas. Norway Spruce start at £16 for a 3ft tree. We can supply up to a 20ft tree (subject to availability).  

Best for:

  • Cool rooms or houses
  • Outside
  • People who don’t mind hoovering up needles
  • Putting up a couple of weeks before Christmas 

 

To get the best out of your tree we recommend that you: 

  1. Cut a slice off base and keep watered whilst in the house
  2. If possible put in the garden in a bucket of water before putting in the house
Head to the Norway Spruce page to order online, you can collect from Tarlton or arrange a delivery.   

The Blue Spruce

These aromatic, pine fragranced trees are varying shades of blue-green. They have big branches with long needles.Blue Spruce start at £28.50 for a 4ft tree and we stock up to 8ft (subject to availability) 

Best for:

  • Cool rooms or houses
  • Outside
  • People who don’t mind hoovering up needles
  • Putting up a couple of weeks before Christmas

 

To get the best out of your tree we recommend that you:

  1. Cut a slice off base and keep watered whilst in the house
  2. If possible put in the garden in a bucket of water before putting in the house

Head to the Blue Spruce page to order online, you can collect from Tarlton or arrange a delivery.

The Non-drop Nordman

The now most popular Christmas tree, the Nordman fir have soft needles and are fresh and green. A 3ft tree costs £29 and we can supply up to 13-15 ft depending on availability.  

Best for:

  • Warmer houses (turn off what radiators you can though)
  • People with young children or pets as the needles are soft
  • Putting up for the whole of December
  • These still need watering to avoid drooping

Care:

To get the best out of your tree we recommend that you:

  1. Cut a slice off base and keep watered whilst in the house
  2. If possible put in the garden in a bucket of water before putting in the house

We sell cut Nordmans and Potted Nordmans which all can be ordered online.  

Potted Trees

We stock both the Blue Spruce and the Nordman as potted trees.

Best for:

  • Warmer houses 
  • People with young children or pets as these can be put on a table
  • Households without a stand
  • Households who would like to pot out in a bigger pot who with to bring in again.
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  • To keep a potted tree for next year: 
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Potted trees are not pot-grown so there is no guarantee they will carry on growing. The best chance for a potted tree to keep growing is to be planted into a bigger pot, kept in a shady place and kept well watered. Avoid putting out in a January frost.

Come and choose your tree

We are now open, so  ome and visit us at Cirencester Christmas Trees.We open daily until 23rd from 9am to 6pm. Alternatively you can pre-order Christmas trees online and we offer a delivery service around Gloucestershire and some parts of Wiltshire.