Turkish fir(Abies bornmuelleriana) is native to northern Turkey and is now being grown for Christmas trees in the US. Turkish fir are sometimes confused with Nordman fir or a Noble 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 two-tone needles that have a dark silvery-green underside, which is very attractive. Turkish Fir have rapidly become one of our most popular trees. It is naturally disease resistant, and it's strong branches can hold heavy ornaments. Turkish Fir retains it's needles for a long time in the home if the tree is kept watered.