The Nordmann fir ( Abies nordmanniana ), from the Pinaceae family, is also called " Caucasian fir ", because of its geographical origins. It should not be confused with the common spruce whose cones are drooping, unlike the Nordmann which has its upright cones.
This species is very hardy and does not fear spring frosts because it starts growing later. It also tolerates calcareous or sandy soils.
The Nordmann fir grows well in mountainous forests, at altitudes between 1000 and 2000 meters, in a fairly humid continental climate. The Nordmann fir appreciates a soil rich in humus, well drained, fresh, slightly acidic. It also supports calcareous or sandy soils. Nordmann fir is rather sensitive to pollution , so it does not grow well in cities. This species is very hardy and does not fear spring frosts because its vegetation starts later. A full sun exposure away from cold winds will suit him but he also tolerates partial shade. During the first years, it should be staked, braced and watered regularly.
In any region, Nordmann is an alternative to other species of fir for reforestation and the production of wood for frames and joinery. Its white wood is also used in construction and for the production of pulp. Nordmann fir is widely used as a Christmas tree because, unlike spruce, it does not lose its needles too quickly when exposed to the heat of homes.
With the approach of end of year celebrations the Christmas tree is in everyone's mind! We all want to find the tree of our dreams, the one that will shine brightly and whose base will house the gifts left by Santa Claus. The Nordmann is the flagship Christmas tree in recent years, the king of kings, the one who does not lose his needles!
Christmas the biggest holiday of the year is the best opportunity to give a lasting gift. Surprise your loved ones with a young Christmas tree! After New Year's Day, the tree will be able to live and continue to grow to become a great Christmas tree full of beauty and strength. Give a Nordmann tree, offer an original Christmas present but also durable, which will continue to please year after year! Offer a tree!