WHICH CONIFER IS FOR YOU?

Country Sampler Holiday Homes December 2018 - - Holiday Basics - SOURCE: SCHUETT FARMS, MUKWONAGO, WI; WWW.SCHUETTFARM.COM.

BALSAM FIR

is a beau­ti­ful pyra­mi­dal tree with short, flat, long-last­ing aro­matic nee­dles. It is soft to the touch, which makes it a fa­vorite of many.

CANAAN FIR

has many sim­i­lar­i­ties to both balsam and Fraser fir in growth and ap­pear­ance. Uni­form, short as­cend­ing branches form a tightly pyra­mi­dal shape; ¾" to 1½"-long flat nee­dles are lus­trous dark green.

FRASER FIR

is our na­tion’s most pop­u­lar Christ­mas tree. Frasers fea­ture fra­grant, sturdy boughs with ex­cel­lent nee­dle re­ten­tion and the abil­ity to hold heavy or­na­ments, which is why so many con­sider Fraser fir trees to be the per­fect Christ­mas tree.

SCOTCH PINE

has stiff branches and two-bun­dled dark green nee­dles 2" to 3" long that are re­tained for four weeks. The aroma is long last­ing and lingers through the en­tire sea­son. Scotch pine does not drop nee­dles when dry so it has ex­cel­lent re­ten­tion.

WHITE PINE

re­tains nee­dles through­out the hol­i­day sea­son but has lit­tle or no fra­grance and is not a good tree for heavy or­na­ments. This tree is of­ten sought by peo­ple who suf­fer from al­ler­gic re­ac­tions to more fra­grant tree va­ri­eties.

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