Non-Drop Christmas Tree Saplings

General Info RHS AGM
Area Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Acidic
Type Evergreen, Screening

Abies nordmanniana

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Abies nordmanniana: Bareroot Sapling Nordmann Fir Trees

The Nordmann Fir tree, Abies nordmanniana, is a large, vigorous, evergreen conifer. It is an exceptionally good, tall screening tree, but it will not make a clipped hedge. It has a straight central trunk, and upward pointing young branches that droop slightly with age, which helps to create a dense canopy from the tip of the tree down to the ground.
The needles, which are dark green on top and silver-grey underneath, stay on the branches for 14-20 years, longer than any other Fir tree, so it is an outstanding non-drop Christmas Tree.
To 40+ metres high.

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Delivery season: Fir trees are delivered bareroot during late autumn and winter, approximately November-March inclusive.


  • Height: 40m+
  • Soil: Moist, well drained, acidic
  • Use: Tall screening, evergreen, Christmas tree
  • The best non-drop Xmas tree.
  • Not for hedging
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Bareroot delivery only: November-March

Growing Nordmann Firs

They will grow well in most soils with decent drainage, preferring a moist, acidic site. It won't grow on shallow chalk, but should tolerate mildly alkaline soils. It is not suitable for dry sites or polluted urban areas. Young trees are shade-tolerant.

Did You Know?

Also known as the Caucasian Fir, it is named after Alexander von Nordmann (1803–1866), a Finnish Professor of Botany in the Russian Empire (Finland became independent from Russia in 1917).

This European tree was not planted much in Britain before the mid-1800's, when it gained favour with the designers of large gardens. More recently, it has become very popular as the best "non-drop" Christmas tree. It is a good timber tree, but it isn't used much for this in Britain because there are even more vigorous Firs available, like the Grand Fir. The largest Nordmanns on record are almost 80 metres tall.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)


    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)


    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)


    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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