What is the difference between Fraser fir and balsam fir?
Also, how can you tell the difference between a Fraser fir and a balsam fir?
The best way to tell the difference between Fraser and balsam firs is by looking at the cones. Frasers have bracts--structures that extend over the cone scales--that are longer than the cone scales and are curved. The bracts on balsam firs are shorter than the cone scales.
Furthermore, is a balsam fir a good Christmas tree? Fraser firs may be fantastic trees, but Balsam fir trees are the O.G. Christmas tree for a few reasons. One drawback: The branches are a bit more flexible than the Fraser firs, so keep the ornaments light. Luckily, they retain their splendor, fragrance, and needles arguably just as well.
In respect to this, which is the best real Christmas tree to buy?
The 10 Best Christmas Trees You Can Buy
- 01 of 10. Fraser Fir. F. D. Richards/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0.
- 02 of 10. Noble Fir. tasiapix/Flickr/CC BY 2.0.
- 03 of 10. Colorado Blue Spruce. Ed Ogle/Flickr/CC BY 2.0.
- 04 of 10. Grand Fir. S.
- Balsam Fir. GeoStock/Getty Images.
- 06 of 10. White Fir (or Concolor Fir)
- 07 of 10. Eastern White Pine.
- 08 of 10. Douglas Fir.
Which Christmas tree is better Douglas fir vs Fraser fir?
Douglas firs grow wider (5–6 feet for a 6–7 foot tree) than Fraser firs (3–5 for a 6–7 foot tree). Douglas also have softer needles, and branches, but if you plan on hanging ornaments or lights on the tree, you will probably want a Fraser for its strength.