Nordmann Fir

In the UK, the two primary choices for indoor Christmas trees are the Nordmann Fir and the the Norway Spurce. The Nordmann Fir is a favourite for its excellent needle retention, and is often called the “non-drop” Christmas tree. The Norway Spruce is often called the “Traditional” Christmas tree and can be found in places such as Trafalgar Square and outside 10 Downing Street. However we have opted not to sell these trees are they are famous for poor needle retention, and we only want the best for our customers.

About the Nordmann Fir Tree

The Nordmann Fir leads the pack as the UK’s go-to Christmas tree. Featuring a uniform conical shape and dark green, soft needles, it’s perfect for homes with kids or pets. Its exceptional needle retention after cutting makes it an ideal pick for an indoor Christmas setting.

Nordmann Fir Appearance

Even though not technically considered the ‘original’ Christmas tree, the shape of the Nordmann Fir is actually what many people now consider to be the classic Christmas tree shape. It is typically very full and bushy around the base with progressively shorter branches until you reach the tree crown. The branches can be very plentiful which leads to its bushy shape and are ideal if you love lots of ornaments on your tree! The colour tends to be darker than some other varieties of Christmas tree and have beautiful deepgreen glossy foliage. The branches and needles are much softer to the touch than outdoor trees which make the Nordmann Fir a wonderful choice if you have young children or pets – no more pricked fingers from sharp tree needles! Many Nordmann Firs come with a long top branch which can either be trimmed down for a tree topper ornament or can be left as is – it’s purely dependent on personal preference.


Before you make a purchase, consider the grade of the tree. While some sellers might offer lower-grade options without disclosure, we at Croft and Cole only premium-grade plus trees. 


Expect full, bushy trees with that quintessential Christmas shape. If you’re not completely satisfied, don’t hesitate to reach out. Your happiness is our ultimate goal, and we’re committed to delivering trees that you and your family will adore.