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 measure from the base of the tree (the point at which we cut the trunk) to around halfway up the "leader". 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. Some trees have longer leaders than others, so bear in mind that your tree could be a bit bigger than expected (sometimes up to a foot). You can always cut a bit off the top of the leader, though.


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

Height (feet)Height (cm)Height (m)

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.

Farmer Tom’s Famous Sussex Fir

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)


OUT of stock this year 🙁 Due to it being so popular over the last couple of years, we got a bit chainsaw-happy and need to let our crop of Sussex Firs recover for a bit. For fans of the smell and shape, we’d recommend the Fraser Fir as a close alternative.

Farmer Tom’s Sussex Fir (otherwise known as the Canaan Fir) is a variety of Balsam Fir originating from, and found principally in, Canada but now growing here in Sussex. Some consider it to be a hybrid of the true Balsam Fir and the Fraser Fir – and it exhibits traits of both trees. It has a great orangey scent (similar to the Fraser) and good needle retention, and is very popular over in the US. Uncommon on these shores, you won’t find it at many UK outlets.

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4 reviews for Farmer Tom’s Famous Sussex Fir

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jennifer (verified owner)

    A stunning tree, beautifully shaped and smells heavenly. The aroma catches you as soon as you enter the house. Looked a little sparse initially but once the branches dropped it was perfectly formed. 6 foot is the perfect size for my 12′ by 13′ livingroom. Quite possibly the loveliest tree I’ve had to date.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tim (verified owner)

    Awesome shape and divine smell from this stunning tree! Really happy with the service and quality!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lisa (verified owner)

    Third year I have ordered a tree, first time I’ve ordered this type and best yet. Beautiful shape with soft branches. Best thing is that the tree has been up for a week and it has hardly dropped. Would definitely recommend and I will be buying again. Thank you.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Edel (verified owner)

    Beautiful deep green colour. Delighted with the tree and the service.

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