River Bend Christmas Tree Farm - Christmas Tree Varieties
People often ask us which Christmas Tree type is "the best?" The answer is, today's Christmas Tree varieties are all grown for fragrance, superior needle retention, color, shape and branch strength. Each Christmas tree is hand perfected every year to make sure that there are plenty of tips to hang ornaments, dead branches are removed, and the shape looks just right. Whether you like Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Cannan Fir, or Concolor Fir Christmas Trees, River Bend Christmas Tree Farm has the variety for you, all within a short drive of Lake George, Glens Falls, Saratoga or Clifton Park. When you're here, ask us and we will tell you what we like about each variety.
Also known as "Southern Balsam," this stately fir, native to the Great Smokey Mountains of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee, is closely related to its northern counterpart Balsam Fir. Its soft, emerald green needles with silvery undersides are about three-quarters of an inch in length. Its bottlebrush texture, sturdy branching, traditional fragrance, and outstanding needle retention make it a superb Christmas tree.
Native to the Adirondack Mountains, Balsam Fir is known for its soft, dark green foliage with flattened needles about three-quarters of an inch in length. Its distinctive aroma is widely recognized as the smell of Christmas . Its sturdy branched and excellent needle retention have made it a longtime favorite Christmas tree.
Found widely within the Canaan Valley of northeastern West Virginia, this tree is a genetic variation of traditional Balsam fir. Although similar in appearance to the traditional sources, its needles tend to be longer, about one inch in length, and vary more in color. Its foliage, however, can often retain the bottlebrush appearance of Fraser fir, its southern counterpart. Relatively new to the Christmas tree industry, its popularity continues to rise because of its traditional Christmas fragrance and good needle retention.
More commonly known as White fir, this evergreen is widely distributed throughout the southwestern United States from the Rockies of Colorado, and New Mexico in the east to California's Sierra Nevada range in the west. Is soft, silvery-blue foliage with flattened needles about two to three inches in length has a distinctive citrus aroma. Its outstanding color and excellent needle retention make it an increasingly popular Christmas tree.