Tree Height Guide

Struggling to work out which height you need? Here's what you need to consider:


Obviously trees don't grow to perfect round heights :) We typically measure from the base of the tree (the point at which we cut the trunk) to around halfway up the "leader", but there is some variance in this depending on the leader length. The leader is the bit you put the star (or fairy!) on, so the bit between the top branches and the top of the tree. Bear in mind that your tree could be a bit bigger than the stated height (sometimes up to a foot). You can always cut a bit off the top of the leader, though. Your tree will be at least as tall the stated height.


If you're putting your tree in any sort of stand, that will add some height to the tree, so don't forget to factor it in to the overall measurement! If you need a stand, we sell them here.

Tree width

Bear in mind that the taller your tree, the wider it will be at the base. Nordman Firs and Norway Spruces in particular get quite big and bushy as they get taller, so make sure you've got space!

Height conversion

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Remember, there's variance in that height - your tree will be at least as tall as in the above table, but likely a little taller.

Douglas Fir

(1 customer review)


The Douglas Fir is a popular tree in the United States. A dense and therefore heavily-pruned tree, this is ideal for traditional “wrap and bow” style American decorating – the soft, flexible branches less ideal for hanging baubles.

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  • Scent 👃 80% 80%
  • Spikiness 🧤 65% 65%

Buy a Douglas Fir Christmas Tree direct from our Sussex plantations. The Douglas Fir is a dense, bushy tree used extensively in the USA, but less common in Europe. We are one of the few British growers of Douglas Firs.

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1 review for Douglas Fir

  1. Odessa Serpell (verified owner)

    GORGEOUS TREE!! I just wanted to sat thank you so much for sending us such a beautiful Douglas Fir tree! It’s absolutely perfect, and we couldn’t be more pleased! it also arrived on the requested date, and was wrapped very well. FABULOUS! 🙂

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