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Nine varieties of Christmas Trees grow well in Iowa.

 
Scotch Pine 
Scotch Pine

A favorite Christmas tree grown in Iowa. These trees are normally grown at your local tree farm so you can choose and harvest a tree. Needles are 1 to 2 1/2 inches in length.

White Pine 
White Pine

Grown in Iowa, is fluffy and very soft to the touch. It has needles longer than the Scotch Pine, usually 2 to 3 inches in length.


Fraser Fir 
Fraser Fir


Branches are great for hanging heavy ornaments and the deep green needles are preferred by many Iowans. The back of the needle is a silver/blue color. Needles are about 1 inch in length.

Blue Spruce 
Blue Spruce


Commonly used in landscape and windbreak settings. These trees have a broad conical shape with dense foliage. Needles are 1/2 to 1 inch in length and silvery blue to green in color.


Douglas Fir 
Douglas Fir


The old fashioned traditional Christmas tree with short needles and the branches are great for hanging heavy ornaments.

Concolor Fir 
Concolor Fir


A very popular nursery tree. The needles are flat, 2 to 3 inches in length and light green in color.


Canaan 
Canaan


Similar to the Balsam and Fraser Fir with dark green needles and a silvery underside.

Balsam Fir 
Balsam Fir


Has dark green appearance, long lasting needles and an attractive form. It also retains its pleasing fragrance.



 

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