The Canaan Fir (pronounced ka-nane) is the “best tree you’ve never heard of”. Simply put, it is a gorgeous tree that is sure to become a long running Christmas tree tradition for many families.
The Canaan is very unique in that is shares the best characteristics of the Fraser Fir and the Balsam Fir. The appearance closely resembles a Fraser Fir. The needles are short, soft, and rounded with a dark green topside and a silver accent underneath. The Canaan is a slightly tapered, but full tree. The branches are thick and sturdy, but still leave enough room to hang ornaments and lights closer to the center of the tree.
The Canaan Fir is considered to be one of the best choices for freshness and needle retention. Just the like Fraser Fir, the Canaan Fir will easily last from Thanksgiving through New Years. With the proper care, the needles will stay soft and fresh, and the tree will remain fragrant and healthy.
The fragrance of the Canaan is what makes it a popular choice. While maintaining the appearance of a Fraser Fir, the Canaan has the same wonderful fragrance as the Balsam Fir. The Balsam Fir scent is what we call the “smell of Christmas”. The Canaan combines the beauty of the Fraser, and the fragrance of the Balsam. It is truly the best of both worlds.