The Fraser Fir is a great Christmas Tree. It has a citrus-pine smell, though not quite as fragrant as the Douglas Fir. It also has sturdy branches and is typically on the narrow side. Fraser Firs are somewhat difficult to grow in Central New Jersey, but Barclay's Tree Farm is proud to offer them.
The Fraser Fir offers unique two-tone rounded needles, the tops are deep green, while the bottom of the needle is a bluish-gray, reminiscent of the Blue Spruce.
The Douglas Fir is one of the most popular trees in the area. It's our most fragrant tree, with a citrus-pine smell. It tends to be a fuller and wider tree than our other varieties.
The Douglas Fir offers sturdy enough branches for most ornaments and its deep green needles are soft to the touch.
The Blue Spruce is a hardy tree and its branches can hold the heaviest of ornaments. Fans of the Blue Spruce rarely opt for any other variety but some find the needles to simply be too sharp. The Blue Spruce has a classic pine fragrance.
The Blue Spruce has very sharp needles and the sturdiest branches of any variety of trees that we sell.
The White Fir (also known as the Concolor Fir) is our newest offering. We planted a number test trees a few years ago to see how they would handle our growing conditions and once they got to selling size, were quickly sold out. Since then we have been planting these ever increasingly popular trees every year. They have a distinct lemon-pine fragrance. It's hard to confuse the White Fir with any other tree on the farm.
The White Fir has sturdy branches. But what really sets the it apart is its needles. The needle color can range from a deep green to a gray, similar to the Blue Spruce. The needles are long and seem to grow "up" from the branch.
The Norway Spruce is known as "The Original Christmas Tree". It has sturdier branches than the Firs but not as strong as the Blue Spruce. With a nice pine smell and telltale branches (the branch itself is actually visible on the underside) the Norway Spruce has been a long time favorite at Barclay's Tree Farm.
The Norway Spruce has sharp needles, though not as intolerable as the Blue Spruce. It also offers has nice sturdy branches to support heavy ornaments.