Oakland Tree Plantation - Types Of Trees

A Virginia Choose and Cut Christmas Tree Farm and Nursery


Contact Us Information Types of Trees Directions Nursery Prices Home

 

Blue Spruce
Its needles are short and can range from dark bluish green to silvery blue – each tree is slightly different.

The needles are four sided and have a very sharp point. Needle retention as a cut Christmas tree is good compared

to other spruces but is not as good as most pines or firs. Blue Spruces have exceptionally

stiff branches, excellent for hanging heavy ornaments.

Available to 6 ft. tall.

Canaan Fir
The Canaan Fir closely resembles the better known Fraser Fir but is slightly more open and less dense. Like the Fraser Fir,

it has soft, short, flat needles of a dark green color with a hint of blue. Its needles hold on the tree well for many weeks

after it is cut. The tree’s aroma is pleasant and its stiff branches are suitable for holding ornaments. This is our most popular Choose and Cut tree.

Available to 12 ft. tall.

Concolor Fir
Also know as a White Fir, it has fairly long, thin, bluish green needles which are soft and slightly curved. When these

needles are crushed they have a strong, distinctive smell similar to citrus. As a cut Christmas tree it holds its needles less

well than other firs. Its branches  are well suited to holding ornaments. Currently we have only a few Concolor Firs of Christmas tree size.

Available to 5 ft. tall (very small number taller than this).

Douglas  Fir
This tree has short, medium green needles which radiate out in all directions from the branch and are very soft. Needle

retention as a cut Christmas tree is good. Douglas Fir needles have a sweet fragrance when crushed and its branches hold ornaments well.

Available to 12 ft. tall.

Fraser Fir
This tree which is the Cadillac of Christmas trees is native to the mountains of southwest Virginia and North Carolina

but cannot be grown at our elevation of 500 ft . We have a large selection of pre-cut Fraser Firs in our barn. Its beautiful dark

blue-green needles with two broad silvery white bands on their undersides are short, soft and retained extremely well on

the tree after cutting. Fraser Firs have a pleasant scent and strong branches for holding ornaments.

Available to 11 ft. tall.

Norway Spruce
Its short, bright green needles are four sided rather than flat, not as sharp as those of Blue Spruce, but not soft like the pines and

firs that we grow. It has poor needle retention as a cut Christmas tree, and for this reason Norway Spruces are best

cut after December 10th and must be kept in water at all times.

Available to 12 ft. tall.

Scotch Pine
This tree has dark green foliage with fairly short needles which grow together in bundles of two and are stiff but not sharp.

Its needle retention after cutting is excellent and its stiff branches hold ornaments well. Currently we have fewer

Scotch Pine than most of the other varieties of tree that we grow.

Available to 6 ft. tall.

White Pine
This tree’s needles are long, soft and flexible and are a light green color with a hint of blue . Its needles grow together in

bundles of five and are retained well on the tree after it is cut. The tree has little fragrance and is preferred by those who are

sensitive to the aroma of a real Christmas tree. Its flexible limbs will hold only very light ornaments.

Available to 12 ft. tall.

Wilson Spruce
This short needled tree is similar to the well known  Blue Spruce, but is a slightly different shade of bluish green. This color

does not vary from tree to tree. Its blunt needles are not a sharp as those of the Blue Spruce and its

branches are suitable for hanging heavy ornaments.

Available to 7 ft. tall.

serbian spruce

Serbian Spruce

Its needles are short and blueish green. Its limbs are graceful and upward curving. Needle retention is not as good as

Blue Spruce. It is best if purchased after 10 December for cut trees. It is an exceptional ornamental and

Christmas tree to be planted live.

Available to 8 ft.


Other Greenery Available In Santa's Shop