Douglas Fir: The Douglas Fir needles are dark green or blue green in color and are 1 to 1 1/2 inches long. The needles radiate out in all directions and feel soft.
Fraser Fir: The Fraser fir needles are 1/2 to 1 inch in length and are flattened. The color is usually dark green on the upper surface with a groove and lighter on the lower surface with two silvery bands. The Fraser has good needle retention and has a pleasant aroma.
Grand Fir: The Grand fir needles are 1 to 1 1/2 inches long with glossy dark green tops and two white stripes on the undersides. The Grand has lustrous needles which are usually horizontally spread on both sides of the branch so both the upper and lower sides of the branches are visible giving it a beautiful thick foilage.
Turkish Fir: The Turkish fir needles are glossy and dark green in color with two silvery strips on the underside. The needles are 3/4 to 1 1/4 inches in length.
Noble Fir: The Noble fir needles are roughly 4-sided, or arranged spirally on the shoot and are 1 - 1 1/2 inches in length. The color is bluish-green with 2 white stripes on both the top and underneath giving it a silvery appearance. The branches are strong and stiff making it ideal to hold heavy ornaments.
Norway Spruce: The Norway Spruce needles are 1/2 - 1 inch in length and are 4 sided on the shoot. The Norway has dark green needles which are sharp.