Our Pot Grown Christmas Tree Range In Centres Now


The traditional Christmas tree choice is usually a cut tree, but in recent years pot grown Christmas trees have experienced a surge in popularity.

Pot grown trees have the convenience of coming sat in their pot, plus the benefit of being a living tree that can last for many years. After Christmas, they can either be re-potted and used again for subsequent Christmases or planted out in the garden. Pot grown trees are frequently chosen as a second Christmas tree, given a prominent spot by the front door or around the home.

Our pot-grown Christmas trees are available in centres now. Visit your local Hillier Garden Centre to explore our range.* Our real cut Christmas trees have also now arrived. 

This year, we are offering even more ways for you to select your UK grown, premium quality cut and pot grown Christmas trees from Hillier, thanks to our new Christmas tree collection serviceIf you prefer not to go into the centre at this time, or are unable to, simply place your order with your local centre and your Christmas tree will be selected and safely placed for you to collect at an allotted date and time.

>>Our new collection service is available now


Pot Grown Christmas Tree Varieties

Our Christmas tree forests include a range of pot-grown trees for continued or outdoor use at heights starting from 40cm up to above 150cm.

Pot Grown Nordmann Fir (Abies nordmanniana)

Available Height: 60-80cm, 100-125cm

Nordmann Fir is the most popular variety of real Christmas tree in the UK. Rich and dark-green in colour, it has soft needles that are renowned for not dropping.


Pot Grown Norway Spruce (Picea abies)

Available Height: 80-100cm, 150cm+

Norway Spruce is a traditional, compact Christmas tree. It has an excellent green colour of foliage and reddish bark. To ensure good needle retention, it must be well-watered at home.


Pot Grown Blue Spruce (Picea pungens)

Available Height: 60-80cm

Renowned for its lovely silvery blue-green colour. Like the Norway Spruce, must be well-watered at home.


Pot Grown Serbian Spruce (Picea omorika)

Available Height: 40-60cm and 80-100cm

A small and great value Christmas tree. A delightful, decorative tree with dense green branches. Ideal for positioning in smaller spots around the home.


Pot Grown Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri)


Available Height: 100-125cm

A narrow, attractively-scented and bushy Christmas tree variety with a slim shape, making it a good choice for smaller spaces. Fraser Firs have good needle retention and pretty, soft green-silver needles.


Caring for Pot Grown Christmas Trees

As pot grown trees are designed to be planted outside after use, they have slightly different care requirements from cut trees.

• As with a cut tree, once you get your pot grown Christmas tree home, keep it outside in a sheltered area until you are ready to bring it inside to decorate

• Pot grown trees are still in their original growing pots, wrapped in a special Climate Bag. Water the tree, then open the climate bag and water. There are drainage holes in the bottom so the water can drain freely

• When you bring the tree indoors, remove the climate bag and place the tree into the decorative cover pot

• Position the tree on a protective cloth or mat to help protect surfaces from any scratching or water damage

• Water frequently, but be careful not to overwater


Check your local Hillier Garden Centre for range and availability of all pot grown trees