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.

Serbian Spruce

(5 customer reviews)


The Serbian Spruce is an ideal pick for those of you who need a tree on the slimmer side. Generally less bushy than the Norway Spruce, and with softer needles, the Serbian Spruce will also retain it’s needles better through the season. They have a dainty appearance and delicate branches, so whilst very pretty might not be ideal for big heavy decorations. They’re pretty new on the UK market, and we have a fairly limited number in the ground, but are planting more every year.

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5 reviews for Serbian Spruce

  1. Maria (verified owner)

    I ordered this tree last year. It was my first experience with this particular variety of tree, as well as my first time ordering a tree online. I was quite nervous, but the the team were happy to answer my questions and offer advice. I was looking for a slim but full looking tree. I ordered a six footer and was quite happy in terms of fullness and shape. Also, the tree was delivered on the specified date with no issues.
    I have deducted one star because the needles were quite sharp. If that doesn’t really bother you, then this is a good, slightly cheaper alternative to the Fraser fir ( my tree of choice usually).
    I have ordered my tree for this year and have gone for the Sussex fir this time. Looking forward to seeing what that one is like!
    That’s the other great thing about Send me a Christmas Tree, they have quite a few varieties of trees. Something you don’t usually find in your local, pop-up Xmas tree market. I also like the fact that they cut the trees as close as possible to the shipping date so that they arrive as fresh as possible. Overall, was very happy with their service last year, and I’m hoping it will be the same this year.

  2. David Noble (verified owner)

    I am so impressed with this tree. The shape is perfect and it is ideal for a corner where another type would have been too wide at the base. It also lasted a good month with very little needle drop.

  3. Ingris (verified owner)

    The best tree we’ve ever had! Thank you so much

  4. David Noble (verified owner)

    Just received this tree and it is fantastic. Perfect size for the space I have for it. And it smells amazing. The whole process of ordering and receiving this tree was faultless. Thank you

  5. Allan Hunter

    Over the years we’ve had many real trees of various types. The Serbian Spruce we had a few years ago from you guys was the best we ever had. It had delicate little cones and a green/blue foliage. Our kids ask every year if we’re getting another of them. Not always the easiest to get hold of, but worth it if you can.

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