Growing Christmas Trees

Trees from the Rougham Estate are famous for their quality and longevity, having been carefully nurtured throughout the year. We grow predominantly both Nordmann Fir and Norway Spruce with also some Blue Spruce and Nobel Fir.

The Christmas trees are cultivated here on the Estate as a sustainable horticultural crop, with thousands of new trees planted each year on about 20 hectares of land. The trees take about 10 years to reach 6ft, providing a habitat for wildlife during the growing years.

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Christmas Tree Grower of the Year

In 2002 Rougham Estate became British Christmas Tree Grower of the Year and provided the magnificent tree that stood outside No 10 Downing Street in central London.

It featured on many news broadcasts during its time on display. The tree was such good quality that the Estate was asked to provide the tree for Downing Street twice more in 2004 and 2006.


About the trees

Nordmann Fir

This is the most popular tree in Scandinavia and rapidly gaining in popularity here in the UK. As people put up their trees earlier and earlier the need for needle retention gets more important. Nordmann Fir retains their needles better than other trees, so for many customers, this makes them a winner.

Norway Spruce

These traditional Christmas trees have a really festive scent. We advise you not to bring them indoors too soon and they will require watering to stay fresh.

As well as Nordmann Fir and Norway Spruce, we also grow Blue Spruce and Nobel Firs.

Find out about forestry on the Estate



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