Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

10 Most Popular Christmas Trees

When it comes to finding the perfect Christmas tree, there are many factors to consider. Is a tree prone to drying out? Does it look good with ornaments? What about the sturdiness and appearance of its branches? We’ve made a list of the top 10 Christmas trees to make your choices easier.

10. Norway Spruce – The Norway Spruce has a short shelf life and needs lots of care and attention. The color is fair to excellent, but these trees have to be cut while fresh to prevent the needles from falling out.

9. Scotch Pine – While you’ll need thick gloves while decorating due to its sharp needles, the needles themselves don’t fall too easily even when dry. It also smells good for a long time—the aroma lasts the entire season.

8. Douglas Fir – A beautiful Christmas tree with soft, long-lasting needles, it features a natural cone shape, making shearing easy. It’s also available on every tree lot in the country and smells great.

7. Eastern White Pine – The branches are used in wreaths and garlands. However, this flexibility might not allow ornaments, especially heavy décor. If you’re looking for a tree with lush foliage, the Eastern White Pine is for you.

6. White Fir – Also known as the Concolor fir, this is perfect for dry climates such as California’s, where they are in high demand. The white fir has bluish-green needles that keep well and a pleasing aroma.

5. Eastern Red Cedar – This one is the South’s favorite tree. Possessing very aromatic needles that can be prickly to the touch, it forms a pyramid-shaped crown. The color of the needles is a dark shiny green, and the branches are light but compact.

4. Grand Fir – This tree can grow up to 300 feet tall. Its needles are glossy dark green and the tree is soft to the touch. While it might not be able to hold heavier ornaments, more homes are choosing this tree for Christmas.

3. Balsam Fir – The Balsam Fir has a beautiful pyramidal shape with short, flat, and very aromatic needles that keep well. It is able to hold light ornaments and has a dark green color that goes well with decorations.  

2. Colorado Blue Spruce – With a nice conical shape, the Colorado Blue Spruce has strong limbs perfect for heavy ornaments. It’s also known for its unusual blue foliage which can appear silvery from certain angles.

1. Fraser Fir – The Fraser fir is the perfect holiday tree with its silvery-green, inch-long needles that are soft to the touch. The branches are firm and capable of holding heavy ornaments and the space between the branches makes it easier to decorate. With its perfect shape, the Fraser fir is the most beautiful tree you could ever find.

Balsam Hill has a premium selection of realistic artificial Christmas trees, each one a close replica of its natural counterpart. These beautiful trees are available in a range of heights, width, and lighting options to make holiday preparations easier. If you’ve decided to switch to artificial trees this year, make sure to check the Balsam Hill website for a wide range of choices.

About the Author
Inspired by my passion for the visual arts and my years of experience in the field of design, I enjoy a life of style and artistry. I am a devoted follower of minimalism and I believe in the marriage of form and function. I try to live by these principles, from my subtle but classic fashion sense when it comes to clothes and jewelry, to the various projects I manage and work on in my professional career Influenced by the refined grace of Coco Chanel, the timeless beauty of my favorite city, Stockholm, and the new ideas and trends I read from design books, I try to infuse my life with elegance and sophistication. Join me on Balsam Hill’s blog to get my tips and advice on home design and personal style.