The Norway Spruce (Picea abies) is the often overlooked cousin of the traditional Christmas tree as we know it here in the UK, but in fact is the original, the one planted in the public squares of Edinburgh, New York, Oslo, and Washington, the one presented to the great and the good, and in our opinion, the best…..it holds its leaves for the season, and quite simply, the most beautiful, the most fragrant…..the smell and spirit of a real Christmas…..our favourite!
We plant over 4,000 trees a year, nurture them to perfection, and specialise in the Norway Spruce (Picea abies), Nordmann Fir (Abies nordmanniana), and Blue spruce (Picea pungens)…the best suited for our climate, and therefore, the best for you.
You know we like the Norwegian one, but we also have its cousins, just as good, and our wide choice of trees will make your Christmas experience just as enjoyable, and provide a tree for everyone.
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Here are the varieties of tree we grow.
Norway Spruce – Picea Abies. The original traditional Christmas tree that has struggled in recent years to maintain its high profile. We love it at Wylds Farm because if cut fresh and watered well it is difficult to beat its smell and offers real value for money.
Blue Spruce – Pungens Glauca. Undoubtedly my favourite for colour, smell and needle retention. The only thing that goes against it is that its needles are extremely sharp, that said you don’t need to worry about the pets attacking it or the children peeping at the presents under the tree. If you have never had one, it is a must try.
Nordmann Fir- Abies Nordmanniana. Quickly becoming the tree of choice because it has been marketed as a Non-drop. It does indeed have good needle retention but lacks the aroma of the traditional trees and if not watered the fleshy needles can look dry.