The Nordman fir is a European favorite that was recently introduced into the U.S. market and has become increasingly popular. This tree boasts a deep, rich color, dense foliage with rounded needles, and a pleasantly light fragrance.
The branches and foliage of the Nordman fir give the appearance of a very full, vibrant tree . The needles are especially unique as they appear as a glossy dark green on the upper side, but reveal a silvery underside. They are shaped flat, with rounded tips, and grow symmetrically around the branches. This tree retains needles for a long period of time in any climate, and is a hit with consumers with allergies given the light fragrance.
The Nordman fir is currently grown in Oregon and shipped across the United States. It is quickly growing in popularity so availability is improving each season.
The Nordman fir is named for a botanist from Finland, Alexander von Nordmann, who discovered it growing in Georgia.