While decorating your Christmas tree every year, have you ever thought of types of these evergreen trees? If not, then give it a thought this Christmas. Learn about the various species of Christmas trees and decorate your tree while retaining information about it.
Here are some of the species of Christmas trees:
- Balsam Fir
The tree grows 40-60 feet in height and 1- 1.5 feet in diameter. It is generally found in the Canadian and Hudsonian zones at an average height of about 5,000 feet above mean sea level. It grows well in cooler climates with well moist sandy loam soil that are somewhat acidic in nature. A humid atmosphere is required for favorable growth. As a Christmas tree, it has various aspiring properties. It has a dark-green appearance, long-lasting needles, and attractive form. It also retains its pleasing fragrance. It takes nine to ten years in the field to produce a 6-7 foot Balsam Christmas tree.
- Manila Palm
Known as Christmas Palm tree, Manila Palm grows in shade while young but will grow in full sun when older on a wide variety of well-drained soils, including loamy, sandy, slightly alkaline and clayey soils. These trees blossom in summer with white and yellow flowers. The Christmas palm is very much prone to lethal yellowing disease. Manila Palm has a very neat appearance and is well suited to use as a patio, terrace, specimen, or framing tree. It bears 0.5 centimeter to 1 inch long oval shaped red colored fruits. The cluster of glossy and bright red fruits on the Christmas Palm tree gives it a very showy appearance. Fruits hang below the leaves on the tree trunk.
- Douglas Fir
Douglas fir has dark green needles that give off a sweet, orange-like fragrance when crushed. It has got a good conical shape and can live upto thousand years. It has been named after David Douglas who studied the tree in 1800s.
- Fraser Fir
Fraser Fir has dark blue-green appearance and has excellent needle retention, which makes it a favored choice for the Christmas tree market. Fraser Firs require high fertilization and need an extra two years of growth. This makes them one of the most costly trees on the market.