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Blue Spruces have a bluish hue to the needles, that’s where it gets its name. The needles are very prickley to the touch. This tree has strong branches so it can hold some of the heavier ornaments. Blue spruces smell great and bring a lot of color into the home. It is native to the Rocky Mountains where it’s given the name Colorado Blue Spruce.
The Norway Spruce has short and prickly needles. Every year at Christmas time, a tree is placed in the Rockefeller center in New York City and year after year their favorite is the Norway Spruce. Its strong branches are able to hold up the thousands of lights and ornaments, and when constantly watered, the needles can stay on for a long time.
The White pine has long, soft wispy needles and when brought into the home you get a nice pine scent. The White pine has weaker branches. The white pine is native to the eastern North America. This tree is known to the Native American Haudenosaunee (Iroquois nation) as the Tree of Peace.Scotch Pine
The Scotch Pine has long, prickly needles and has a pine scent when brought into the house. It holds ornaments and lights very well. The Scotch Pine is popular for both Christmas time and for peoples’ yards. Scotch pine is native to Europe and Asia. It was introduced to North America by European settlers and has long been cultivated, especially in the eastern United States and Canada.
The Canaan Fir has short, soft needles and foliage color is rich dark green to bluish green with silvery stomatic bands on the underside of the needles. It is a little known tree that is native to isolated pockets in the mountains of West Virginia and Virginia.
The Douglas Fir also has short, soft needles, with moderately strong branches. Smells real nice in the home. Douglas fir trees, which are also called red firs, Oregon pines, and Douglas spruce, however they are neither true fir trees, nor pines, nor spruces. They are native to the Rocky Mountains and to the west coast of North America.