The Turkish fir is native to northern Turkey and is now being grown for Christmas trees in the US. Turkish fir are sometimes confused with Nordman fir but is a very different species and quite different. The main difference is that the needles are flatter on the stem. Turkish needles radiate out more from the stem. This tree has needles that have a dark silvery-green underside, which is very attractive and gives the tree a unique tow-tone shimmery look.
Turkish fir's are becoming popular with consumers. It's strong branches will hold heavy ornaments and needles are retained for a long time indoors if the tree is kept watered.
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