Balsam Hill takes inspiration from nature’s most popular Christmas trees to craft artificial trees in amazing detail.

Watch this video about our True Needle™ technology, an exclusive innovation that mimics the structure, texture, and color of real evergreens.

Find out more about our 10 most realistic artificial Christmas trees.

10. Grand Canyon Cedar™

Our Grand Canyon Cedar Christmas tree takes after the evergreens found in the mountains and plains of Arizona and Utah. Designed with a sparse silhouette, this unique tree has a narrow profile with widely spaced branches to showcase ornaments. It has long, thin, light green needles composed mostly with True Needle foliage to achieve the same organic look of its natural counterpart.

9. Black Hills Spruce

Our Black Hills Spruce draws inspiration from the popular Picea glauca var. densata specie of South Dakota. Its dense, lateral branches mimic the real tree’s distinct pyramid shape. Its slender and round forked needle tips have a dark green hue and are set on brown stems for a natural, lush effect.

8. Sanibel Spruce™

The Sanibel Spruce Christmas tree has a full, conical profile and long, slender tips. It has the distinct multi-toned light blue-green needles and silver undersides of real spruce trees. It also has a sparse design with upward-sloping tips and ample space in between branches that make it ideal for displaying ornaments.

7. Vermont White Spruce™

Modeled after the Picea glauca of New England and Canada, the elegant Vermont White Spruce tree is one of Balsam Hill’s best-selling trees. It features a full silhouette with upward-sloping branches perfect for decorating. Its branches feature the intricate coloring and shape of the real tree, which has dark brown stems and long, lush needle tips in a natural grass green hue.

6. BH Balsam Fir™

Our namesake tree, the BH Balsam Fir, is modeled after the Abies balsamea found throughout the Appalachian mountain range along North America’s eastern coast. It features the teardrop shape, upward-sloping branches, and the semi-flat light green needles of the real tree in lifelike detail.

5. Stratford Spruce™

With its slim silhouette, the Stratford Spruce is ideal for decorating small and narrow spaces. This elegant evergreen features light brown branches and thick, medium green needles with 5-way forking tips for a highly realistic look and feel. Its distinct layered branches are beautifully proportional to its slim profile.

4. Red Spruce Slim™

Balsam Hill’s Red Spruce Slim is designed after Nova Scotia’s Picea rubens species. It features unique reddish-brown branches with light green needles and long, pronged outer tips that look just like the real thing. The tree’s slender, conical shape, and layered branch structure are suitable for decorating tight spaces.

3. Calistoga Ornament Tree™

Inspired by the Abies Amabilis or Pacific silver fir species native to North America, the Calistoga tree has a unique tiered silhouette. It features long, straight branches with spacious gaps to prominently display ornaments. It features a realistic trunk, brown stems, and dark green tips crafted from 100% True Needle foliage for unsurpassed realism.

2. Aspen Estate Fir™

The Aspen Estate Fir was inspired by the majestic evergreens that thrive in the Rocky Mountains. It has a lush, full profile with a down-swept silhouette and alternating dense and open tips to give ample space for larger ornaments. It features sturdy branches with natural brown stems and long forest green needles crafted from 100% True Needle foliage.

1. BH Fraser Fir®

The BH Fraser Fir® is our most lifelike Christmas tree to date. We used actual Abies fraser branch clippings to create 40 different tip variations—the most that we’ve ever done for any of our trees. From its natural-looking branches to the five-split forked tips, the rich green foliage with silver undersides, and the long, organic treetop branches, we’ve paid attention to every detail to replicate farm-grown fraser firs.

Set the scene for extraordinary celebrations with artificial Christmas trees that look and feel like the real thing. Decorating for the holidays is convenient with our easy set-up Flip Trees, Pre-fluffed™ Instant Evergreen, and Easy Plug™ features.

Enjoy the beauty of our most realistic artificial Christmas trees for many seasons to come.


  1. Carolyn J. Kitchen Reply

    1. Colorado Mountain Spruce would purchase a heartbeat if tree was offered in “Candlelight LED” 6.5’ to 7.5’.

    2. Aspen Silver Fir would purchase Candlelight LED tree if version offered with the “EASY PLUG” 6.5’ to 7.5’.

    3. Vermont White Spruce would consider purchase if tree was offered in “Candlelight LED” 6.5’ to 7.5’. (We had this tree from Christmas 2007 to Christmas 2016. (Each Christmas we had to change out over 100 Clear Incandescent Bulbs! In addition one year a Balsam Hill replaced a whole section of our Vermont White Spruce)!

    4. Centennial Fir meets all my “MOST REALISTIC” tree requirements as above; except, unsure of its rounded shape as cannot see the actual tree.

    I decorate Christmas in Early American, Colonial Williamsburg, and/or “Charles Dickens”. However, since retired to Florida…some British Colonial/West Indies.

    Love Balsam Hill Trees and BH Customer Service Team is stellar!!!

  2. I need a 4 1/2 ft tree, but I want both clear and colored lights and my ornaments are old and kind of heavy. what do you recommend? I’ve looked at your trees for years and they are beautiful. This will be the last tree I buy, I know. So I want it to be the one!

  3. Melissa Stover Reply

    I am very interested in your beautiful Christmas trees. Do you have a catalog? If so, may I get one to shop for my family tree?

    Thank you. Information listed below.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year…

    Melissa Stover

    • Balsam Hill Reply

      Hi Melissa,

      I’m sorry to say that we aren’t sending out catalogs at the moment. However, you can still check our main site for your family tree. If you want to be part of our next catalog mailing list, please sign up here.

  4. I would like to know if the foliage on your trees is the same throughout the whole tree. It seems that the foliage closer to the interior of the trees is not made of the same foliage, rather a less dense one used as a “filler.” Please correct me if I’m wrong.

    • Balsam Hill Reply

      Hi Nora,

      It’s true that each tree uses different ratios of PE and PVC needles in their foliage. You can find this information in a pie chart under the foliage section.

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