Christmas Tree Seeds

Douglas Fir
Douglas Fir
Pseudotsuga menziesii

With fruity, citrussy-pineapple scented foliage, the Douglas Fir has a good shape and soft, lush, dark green needles which grow in all directions and don't drop too readily.

Will grow to 6-7 ft in around 7-10 years; final height upwards of 20m

8 Christmas tree seeds
Douglas Fir£1.60
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Fraser Fir
Fraser Fir
Abies fraseri

An attractive tree with dark blue-green needles, a pleasant scent and a uniform pyramid shape. Fraser Fir branches turn slightly upwards and needle retention is good.

Will take 7-10 years to produce a 6-7 ft tree; final height 10-15m.

8 Christmas tree seeds
Fraser Fir£1.60
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Nordmann Fir
Nordmann Fir
Abies nordmanniana

A very popular, nicely shaped tree whose needles are white underneath, making them gently sparkle! Very little needle-drop which compensates for the lack of scent.

Slow growing but with an utlimate height of up to 40m.

8 Christmas tree seeds
Nordmann Fir£1.75
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Norway Spruce
Norway Spruce
Picea abies

The UK's traditional Victorian Christmas tree, with gorgeous, aromatic, pine-scented, soft, dark green needles. Prone to needle shed in warm rooms.

Will take 8-11 years to produce a 6-7 ft tree; red squirrels enjoy the cones!

8 Christmas tree seeds
Norway Spruce£1.50
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Blue Spruce
Blue Spruce
Picea pungens glauca

With bluish-grey needles, Colorado Blue Spruce is a very hardy, ornamental, conical-shaped tree which produces long, slender cones.

Slow growing; 3m x 2.5m in 20 years, rarely grows above 15m x 5m.

8 Christmas tree seeds
Blue Spruce £1.60
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Korean Fir
Korean Fir
Abies koreana

With dark green needles, the Korean Fir produces extremely attractive violet-coloured upright cones from a very young age.

Slow growing and ornamental, maximum height around 4-5m.

8 Christmas tree seeds
Korean Fir£1.60
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Serbian Spruce
Serbian Spruce
Picea omorika

Decorative and scented with a narrow shape and two-toned needles; green on the upperside and bluish on the underside, making it perfect for minimal decoration.

Slow-growing to around 15-20m.

8 Christmas Tree Seeds
Serbian Spruce£1.60
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Xmas Tree Seed Collection
Xmas Tree Seed Collection
With such varied characteristics; speed of growth, colour, scent, eventual height, this ultimate collection ensures you have all the options covered!
One packet of each of our specially selected Christmas tree seeds; Douglas, Fraser, Korean & Nordmann Fir, Norway, Blue & Serbian Spruce.

7 packets of Christmas Tree Seeds
Xmas Tree Seed Collection£9.50
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When you're ready to sow and grow your Christmas tree seeds, here are some notes we hope will help....

  • Break the dormancy by soaking in water for 24 hours. Drain well and then store in a loosely sealed polythene bag in the fridge for 4-6 weeks. Adding a little damp vermiclite to the bag can help to keep the seeds moist whilst soaking up any excess moisture. Open the bag several times during this period to check and seeds have not dried out and to allow air to circulate.
  • Sow the seeds on the surface of a pot of firmed down compost, mixed with a little sand if you have it, and lightly cover with a sprinkling of compost, vermiculite or grit.  Keep moist and at a temperature of 15-20°C.  Germination should begin in a few weeks.
  • Once the seedlings are estalished, and depending on the time of year, gradually acclimatise them and move to a sunny, fairly sheltered spot initially. Re-pot in the dormant season as required.
  • If trees are intended for indoor use during the festive season, growing on in a container will limit their height, make them easier to lift, keep the roots intact and reduce needle shed.
  • Ground grown trees can grow around 75cm per year, reaching an ultimate height of 30m so plant well away from buildings and power lines!