Nordman Fir

Britain's number one Christmas tree.


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Originating from Hungary the Nordman fir has grown in popularity since being introduced to the British market. The reason for its popularity is its excellent needle retention – it’s the number one non-drop Christmas tree – and its uniform shape. The needles on this tree are large dark green and soft to touch, therefore ideal for youngsters. Read more.

Height guide

Companies and growers measure Christmas trees in lots of ways, so on our website we’ve tried to keep it relatively simple: our measurements in feet are a minimum height to the top of the tree. So, if you order a 6ft tree it will be at least 6ft from the base of the trunk to the tippy top – typically, it will be a bit taller. Don’t forget to account for this potential extra height – sometimes up to 1.5ft for taller trees.

The long bit on the top of the tree (where you put your star or fairy) is called the ‘leader’. This can be quite long on some trees and much shorter on others – just natural variance – so growers account for this when measuring by taking a height to halfway up the leader (halfway between the top set of branches and the top of the tree). Just to confuse things a bit further, the industry standard is centimetre ranges. Here’s a handy conversion:

If I order a… Height to halfway up leader:
4ft tree 125-150cm
5ft tree 150-175cm
6ft tree 175-200cm
7ft tree 200-225cm
8ft tree 225-250cm
9ft tree 250-300cm


With natural products it’s not a perfect science, so these ranges act as a guide and your tree may be a little outside of the ranges in either direction.


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!

Soft-touch needles
Symmetrical shape
Comments From Happy Buyers

32 reviews for Nordman Fir

  1. Angela, London

    Love the Christmas tree. thank you

  2. Alex, Arundel

    Just wanted to say THANKYOU! The tree arrived today! So thanks for speedy service and lovely fresh tree.

  3. Patricia, Colchester

    Thank you, the tree is perfect!

  4. Jenny, Essex

    Just wanted to write and say a huge thank you for our beautiful tree which arrived safe and sound last week. It is without a doubt the most beautiful tree I have ever had, with a fantastic shape, healthy and PERFECT! Thank you so much, our little tree is very loved in its new home 🙂

  5. Ohan Family, London

    Thank you very much for delivering our wonderful tree so promptly. We are very pleased with your service.

  6. Antoinette, Bristol

    Hi, Just to let you know its the best christmas tree we have ever had. Its so fresh, and hasn’t dropped a needle yet! It smells great, is drinking loads and I’m sure will live a long time. Thankyou so much

  7. Chris

    Had to write to thank you for the magnificent tree you sent. It arrived promptly in perfect condition and exceeded my expectations. Thank you so much.

  8. Kirstie (verified owner)

    Absolutely beautiful tree

  9. Evans Family (verified owner)

    2014 will be our 3rd year of getting our Christmas tree from you as our previous trees have been wonderful. Thank you 🙂

  10. Williamson Family (verified owner)

    Amazing Christmas tree’s far superior to any shop bought tree! This will be the third year running we have bought from you and they were fantastic when we had to change address at the last minute last year. We have finally bought our first home this year and we will continue to recommend and buy from you fantastic guys for many years! Perfect shape, colour and smell! Thank you x

  11. Kulwant (verified owner)

    Just in the process of ordering our tree, fifth year on the run, excellent trees each year with a fantastic service.


  12. Jane, Towcester (verified owner)

    The best Christmas tree we have ever had. Arrived on time in great shape. Saved all the hassle. Thank you so much we will certainly buy from you again.

  13. Kerry lampard (verified owner)

    Have to say this is the best tree we have ever had , it arrived when it was suppose packaged well and is totally amazing so many people have commented on it , I’ve had it nearly a week and it’s not dropped one needle yet and the smell is so lovely!
    Will definitely be getting another one next year , thank you so much .

  14. Mateusz (verified owner)

    5 stars with no doubt. Lovely tree. I think that’s the best Christmas tree I’ve ever had. Many thanks!

  15. Martyn (verified owner)

    Need more stars.. Just ordering my tree for the third year running you will not find a better conditioned and shaped tree anywhere. Service is always excellent and tree’s are fantastic. Thank you.
    Press the button you wont be disappointed.

  16. Roya (verified owner)

    Absolutely love my tree. It’s so beautiful and was well protected and wrapped up for delivery. Will be ordering again next year.

  17. Liz, Kent (verified owner)

    The best tree we have ever had, truly beautiful! Arrived on time and safely, will most definitely buy one again from you next year! Thank you for a great and easy service.

  18. Lewin Family (verified owner)

    I was a little bit concerned about buying a Christmas tree on-line, however, the tree arrived (on the requested day) and it is excellent. Many thanks

  19. Elaine in Brighton (verified owner)

    Very happy with last year’s Christmas tree and delivery was great too. Back to order again this year. Good work guys!

  20. de Groot

    Do not think if you select a delivery date that is the date your tree will be delivered, it is only an indication as I have just found out. Order cancelled, poor service IMO, if you offer a delivery date of choice to then say you will do your best to hit that date is unacceptable 🙁

  21. Sheila (verified owner)

    Just received 2 10ft trees today – absolutely beautiful!!

  22. Emma (verified owner)

    This is the first time we have used this site (stumbled upon browsing the net). We wanted to make getting our tree as easy as possible this year as work is so manic we just d not have the time to go out looking for one. I cannot believe how easy and stress-free it was using ‘Send Me A Christmas Tree’. I ordered Sunday 4th Dec and chose today (Wed 7th) as my delivery day. I phoned Sussex Trees to check on the status of delivery (just so I could be sure it was coming and to get my son to listen out) and the lady I spoke to reassured me it was. Well it arrived on the day, wrapped extremely well and is beautiful! This is the best Christmas tree we have had ever – Nordman Fir – and we all said “WOW” when we let it spring out form the net after placing it in it’s pot. We will definitely be using this site next year ad recommending it to friends and family. We cannot wait to decorate it at the weekend. A splendid site and so easy to deal with. We wish there were more companies like this! Thank you to ‘Send Me A Christmas Tree’ and Happy Christmas 🙂

  23. Teresa (verified owner)

    My tree is up.. I purchased a 6ft tree the family are delighted a really good shape and stands proud in our hallway. Well done to you all will be back next year!!

    Thank you and a Merry Christmas…

  24. Emma (verified owner)

    What a fabulous tree – thank you! Amazing fast delivery too.

  25. Sharon skinner (verified owner)

    Just to say thanks for such a great tree 5ft Nordman lovely thick tree smells great will be back next year for sure

  26. Maxine Hughes (verified owner)

    Beautiful tree. Has lasted really well still looks stunning. Very little needle shed.
    Thank you will be back next year.

  27. Harleen (verified owner)

    Perfect tree- very even and symmetrical. The trees I thought were good in the past obviously were not, Will be using again

  28. Maureen. Southampton (verified owner)

    Tree was delivered today and it’s a beauty. Very well wrapped. Good shape and the right height. Will certainly be back next year!!!!! Brilliant.

  29. Michelle lost in Wales.. (verified owner)

    i great tree nicely balanced, very good looking :o) i was worried it maybe wonky for show lots of pruning but no it’s great would order again next year, well packed too…

  30. Diane (verified owner)

    Love my very first real christmas tree. Its a bit big but i love it. Lovely and full, smells lovely. Delivered on date given. Wanted to add a picture. Thankyou

  31. John and Gillian

    Brilliant tree, brilliant service, I’ve sent hours looking for a good tree so I was a bit sceptical about buying online but it was perfect. Minimal needle drop which I need as I have cats and a dog, I was delighted to find very few needles on the floor. I am leaving this review now (Oct 19) as I’m looking to order our tress for this year. Well done, I cannot recommend you enough

  32. Frances

    My tree was delivered on Tuesday. The second year I have purchased from Send Me A Xmas Tree & once again a beautiful tree

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Tree Guide: Nordman Fir

The Nordman Fir (also spelled Nordmann, Latin: Abies Nordmanniana) has cemented it’s place as Britain’s favourite Christmas tree, so we think it’s about time you learned a bit more about this popular variety. Sometimes called the Caucasian Fir, that should give you a clue as to it’s native home; the mountainous regions of the Russian Caucasus, Turkey & Georgia, around the Black Sea. As well as being used in public parks and gardens, it’s now cultivated across the world for use as, you guessed it, a Christmas tree – more on why it fits the bill so well below.


In its early years the Nordman grows in a very neat, conical shape, with concentric rings of branches being added with each year’s growth. The result is a very symmetrical and aesthetically-pleasing tree, which is just one of the reasons it’s favoured for Christmas. The foliage is a deep dark green, and the needles are relatively broad (especially compared to spruces) and very soft.

The upper side of the needles also have a waxy coating, which gives them glossy finish and also means that the tree can be better for those with allergies.

Left to their own devices, Nordmans can grow up to around 60m tall, but when cultivated as a Christmas tree they tend to have quite a bushy, even ‘fat’ appearance. On our Sussex soil, they grow at a rate of around 1-2ft per year.

Christmas Tree Credentials

Far and away the biggest reason that the Nordman Fir is so popular is because it’s great at retaining its needles. This is easily the number one non-drop Christmas tree; even when it starts to dry out the Nordman will hold on to it’s needles relentlessly (though we’d always recommend keeping your tree watered so it looks nice and fresh).

Aside from that, the Nordman is great choice for it’s:

  • Symmetrical ‘pyramid’ shape.
  • Firm, strong branches (great for hanging decorations on).
  • Soft needles (not spiky for you or the kids).
  • More allergy-friendly foliage.

Farmer Tom Says:

"If you’re unsure of what tree to choose for Christmas, you can’t really go wrong with a Normdan. With the even shape and needle retention, it’s no surprise it’s the nation’s favourite."
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