Wondering how to choose the perfect Christmas tree can leave you confused, but we don't want that to ruin your experience of choosing the tree for your festivities, photos, and family time. Christmas tree shopping can be fun and exciting. Imagine shopping for the most beautiful Christmas tree on a winter day. What is your favourite type? Do you want a Pine, Fir, or Spruce? We have a few tips on what to look out for, so you can shop with confidence to find the perfect tree for you.
Different natural Christmas tree types
Before you go shopping, decide which you would prefer, as each Christmas tree will look slightly different.
- Canaan/Balsam Fir - the most popular of all Christmas trees. Holds its dark green needles for a long time on the branches.
- Fraser Fir - these fill the home with the scent of festivities. They stay on well with dark green needles that have a slight silver shimmer underneath.
- Blue Spruce - the blueish coloured needles and strong branches can hold bigger decorations. Keep it well-watered.
Size and shape
It's easy to get carried away when Christmas tree shopping, but you probably don't want to go home with a tree you can hardly fit through the door or, conversely, a tiny tree that you can barely see in the corner of the room. Measure up the space where you want to place your tree, so you know the height and width of the area. This will help you pick the right size tree. The shape is essential as well. Would you like a dense and wide tree, or one to fit a small and tall corner? Ideally, keeping a tree away from any heating source is best. Think about these before you go shopping.
Things to look out for
When buying a natural tree, always check the freshness of the tree, gently grabbing the inside of a branch and pulling the needles towards you. If many needles drop when you do this, it's best to try a different tree. Don't forget to think about a tree stand, which helps keep the tree in place. We offer several tree stands at our garden centre. Please ask our staff to help you. We can also help you make a new clean cut at the bottom, so that water can be absorbed easily.
We would love you to come Christmas tree shopping in store and enjoy the festivities.