Burton Blue Noble Fir
Burton Blue is a distinctive, grafted Noble fir. Each spring, we graft several thousand seedlings. Through the use of our special seed orchard and through grafting, we achieve the unique blue color of Burton Blue. The blue color is a natural variation of the Noble fir.
This year, because of the "Go green" popularity, we came up with the slogan, "Go Blue: Burton Blue!" While Burton Blue Noble Fir comprise a small part of the total fresh Christmas trees we offer, they are spectacular, and it's fun to have the family name for such a stunning tree.
The Burton Blue Noble fir dates back to the time when John's father, Charley Burton, began grafting them. Charley owned and operated Bear Canyon Farm, and Charley was the inspiration for all of the Burton siblings, at different times in their lives, to initiate their own high-quality tree farms.
Charley Burton, who grew his first Noble fir in 1949, was well known in the Christmas Tree wholesale industry for his excellence in growing Noble fir and three of John's siblings continue this tradition.
Christmas Hills Tree Farm has a limited amount of the Burton Blue Noble fir available for sale, however we do try to include a small amount in each regular shipment at no additional cost.
In December, 2004, we had the honor of sending one of our grafted Burton Blue Noble fir to the White House. It resided in the Blue Room of the White House.
Components for successfully growing Burton Blue Noble fir
What makes the Burton Blue Noble fir so distinctive? There are several contributing factors:
Below is a picture of a number of the Burton Blue Noble fir mixed in with our regular, superb Noble fir.