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  • Arizona Cypress

    Cupressus arizonica/glabra

    This species is becoming common and is increasingly planted as a hedgerow. The grey-green leaves have the aroma of grapefruit when crushed.

  • Austrian Pine

    Pinus nigra austriaca

    A commonly planted evergreen conifer with a dense head of large branches. The best suited of all the pines to chalky or lime rich soils.

  • Balsam Fir

    Balsam Fir

    Abies balsamea

    Balsam Fir is a medium sized tree with long leaves and a balsam scent. The cones are a purple / violet colour when young and tend to ooze sticky resin. Primarily grown for pulp and biomass. Balsam Fir oil is extracted for room fresheners, incense, cold remedies and rodent repellent. It is extremely hardy. There are many different varieties used for ornamental purposes, some of which are dwarf/slow growing and some with different coloured foliage.

  • Black Spruce

    Picea mariana

    This is a medium sized tree with dark blue green leaves which are densely packed on the upper surfaces of the branchlets.  Widespread across Canada, the timber is used for pulp and cross-laminated timber but also for mass produced chop-sticks or the fast food industry!

    Pic courtesy of U.S Fish and Wildlife Service , public domain

  • Colorado Spruce

    Picea pungens glauca

    Colorado Blue Spruce has leaves that tend to turn green with age; so those at the base of branches are green, resulting in an attractive variation of colour down the branch. Architectural form. If grown in a pot it is good for bringing into the house as a Christmas tree for a short while(cool room preferred!).

  • Colorado White Fir

    Abies concolor

    This widely grown conifer has leaves up to 6cm long. It is a beautiful large tree with grey bark and long cylindrical cones.

  • Abies lasiocarpa arizonica

    Corkbark Fir

    Abies lasiocarpa

    Cork Bark Fir is a very ornamental conifer which is relatively rare in its native area. It has attractive densely arranged, blue-green needles. The bark on mature trees becomes deeply furrowed and corky. This tree is extremely hardy, growing near the tree-line in Arizona and New Mexico. It tolerates near alpine conditions, but is a real asset to a smaller garden since it is slow growing.

  • Corsican Pine

    Pinus nigra corsicana

    Nigra species are especially suited as windbreaks with corsicana preferring well drained soils and it can also tolerate coastal conditions. A two needle pine, the needles often being slightly twisted

  • Engelmann Spruce

    Picea engelmannii

    The most common spruce to be found in the Rockies where it grows to 30m tall. It likes deep well drained soils. Related to White Spruce (P. glauca ) and hybridizes with them, given a chance.

    The timber is used for pulp  and paper making but also to make the fronts of guitars where it gives a clean pale colour

  • European Silver Fir

    Abies alba

    The European Silver Fir is common in the mountains of France, Germany and Switzerland. When young it makes a symmetrical conical shape. In the wild it is found in areas of high rainfall and northern aspect, in mixed forests of Norway Spruce and Beech. Foliage and timber are highly  pine scented and essential oils are extracted from them. The white wood is mainly used for construction, pulp, plywood and paper manufacture. |it is quite often grown for Christmas tree production, more so in America than Europe.


  • Fraser Fir

    Abies fraseri

    This tree is often cultivated as a Christmas tree in the USA since it is scented and has non-drop needles; it is slow growing when young taking 10 years to reach 2.5 to 3m.

  • Giant Fir

    Abies grandis

    An extremely fast growing tree whose leaves are very aromatic when crushed. It loves high rainfall areas like its native habitat in north-west America.

  • Korean Fir

    Abies koreana

    A small, very neat tree with leaves that are 1 to 2 cm long. It produces prominent violet or purple cones about 5 to 8 cm long.

  • Lodgepole / Beach Pine

    Pinus contorta

    Lodgepole Pine is a medium sized tree with short branches and paired yellowish green leaves. The cones appear in clusters and the tree is often grown in coastal areas.  Pictures show cones, male flowers (cream coloured)and female flowers(pink/purple)

  • Meyer's Spruce

    Meyer’s Spruce

    Picea meyeri

    Meyer’s Spruce is a decorative, medium-fast growing conifer with grey green needles, purple male catkins and copper brown cones. Rare in the wild, since subalpine forests are in decline. Where commercially planted it’s used for construction timber and pulp, but could be a good Xmas tree.

  • Nikko Fir

    Nikko Fir

    Abies homolepis

    An uncommon, well shaped ornamental fir, not too wide-spreading when young. It has pinkish pale grey flakey, bark, dense, dark green shiny needles, white underneath, and dark blue cones. Winter buds are usually coated in sticky resin. The cones occur all over the tree rather than just at the top, like other Firs, which makes them particularly decorative. A small number are produced for Christmas trees and for Christmas foliage. In the wild in Japan, it grows naturally with flowering cherries and Magnolia. Tolerant of pollution and exposed conditions.

  • Noble Fir

    Abies nobilis / procera

    A beautiful tree noted for its blue-green leaves that is often used in floristry as well as for Christmas trees.

  • Nordmann/Caucasian Fir

    Abies nordmanniana

    A species of fir of great ornamental value and much valued in Christmas tree production for its dense foliage. Wonderful even shapes develop and the foliage is soft-looking, not spikey.

  • Norway Spruce

    Picea abies

    Norway Spruce is the traditional and most widely grown Christmas tree and makes a good stand-alone tree. It is used as a prickly security hedge in many alpine villages, but not UK for some reason; it makes a virtually impenetrable barrier and doesn’t need much pruning or trimming once the tops have been taken out.


  • Pacific Silver Fir

    Abies amabilis

    This is a native of north-west America but in Europe it is grown as an ornamental tree. It is quite often found growing with Douglas Fir. Amabilis means beautiful and it can resemble Abies nordmanniana.

  • Red Fir

    Abies magnifica

    This tree forms the great forests of the Sierra Nevada of California. It has long blue-green needles with purple cones of up to 20 cm long. The bark turns red as the tree ages. Closely related to Noble Fir but it doesn’t have a groove down the centre of the needle and the needles are less densely packed along the branch.

  • Scots Pine

    Scots Pine

    Pinus sylvestris

    Scots Pine is the only pine native to Britain and is easily recognised by its attractive reddish bark. It’s needles grow in pairs and are quite long when the tree is young and fast growing, but become shorter growing with age. It has a conical growth habit when young, making it popular for Bonsai production and increasingly for use as a Christmas tree. When mature the tree makes a wonderful architectural shape. Once extensively covering land in Scotland, there are now only a few remaining ancient Caledonian Forests due to the iconic Scots Pine being used as a timber tree. Conservation bodies and landowners are trying to rectify this.  (Trees for Life)

  • Serbian Spruce

    Picea omorika

    Serbian Spruce is a very adaptable spruce which quickly forms a tall slender tree with short drooping branches and dark green needle leaves.

  • Sitka Spruce

    Picea sitchensis

    Sitka Spruce is probably one of the most important species of conifer from an economic viewpoint. It thrives on damp sites and poor soils. Used extensively for timber and pulp  production, but also can be used for Christmas trees. Picture shows an enormous tree in the Benmore Botanic Gardens, near Dunoon( and the commercial production of seedlings in seedbeds. Sitka can be used as a relaxed hedge – just chop out the leader and it will bush out to make a prickly barrier.