Family business selling trees at Christmas since 1959 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK, FROM DAWN TILL DUSK

Fred Smith Christmas Trees, West View, 61 Straight Road, Boxted, Colchester, Essex CO4 5QY

Call: 01206 272346

Our Trees

Our Christmas Trees are available in all sizes between about 1 metre (3 feet) up to about 10 metres (33 feet) in height.

Our trees are available from early NOVEMBER until early JANUARY each year.

Larger sized trees can be delivered up to 50 miles away – smaller trees can be delivered locally – phone 01206 272346 more for details

We normally offer three type of Christmas tree:

Norway Spruce

Our most popular tree – these can grow up to 40m (130 feet) or more in height – with dark green needles which are rectangular in cross-section and blunt at the tip – and cones that are 100-150mm (4-7 inches) long – it typically takes up to 10 years to produce a 2m (6 feet) high tree from seed.

Nordmann Fir (Abies nordmanniana)

This is an excellent tree with very good needle retention. It has soft, deep green foliage, smooth grey bark and a good triangular tree shape. But it takes longer to grow than the Spruce variety and so it costs a little more.

Blue Spruce (Picea pungens glauca)

Also non-drop with a good natural shape
and is distinguished by a striking blue-green (almost electric blue) foliage. It also has a distinctive ‘pine’ scent. The needles are very sharp so take care with handling it.

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