Our UK Grown Real Christmas Tree Range
One of our favourite times of year at Hillier Garden Centres is when thousands of real Christmas trees arrive safely at our Centres. In a flurry of festive excitement, our magical real tree forests are then set up, ready for you to explore.
Make a date in your diary to pick your Christmas tree - they will be making their journeys to us in late November, ready for their final resting spot in your home. We have a fantastic range of premium quality, UK grown trees, including the much-loved Nordmann Fir or, if you're feeling adventurous, new varieties to try this year. All our trees have been hand-picked by our horticultural experts from our dedicated UK Christmas tree growers.
Our plant experts will be on hand to help you select your tree. We will then net it and keep it safe until you've finished your visit, then carry it to your car. Stay a little longer and hunt out the many other botanical treasures in our atmospheric Christmas tree forests, from real foliage wreaths to containers bursting with winter colour.
Cut Christmas Tree Varieties
Our Christmas tree forests include a great range of classic cut tree varieties, ideal for indoor use, or pot-grown trees for continued or outdoor use.
Cut Nordmann Fir (Abies nordmanniana)
Sizes from 4ft - 8ft
Nordmann Fir is the most popular variety of real Christmas tree in the UK and for good reason. Its foliage is glossy and rich dark-green in colour, held on tiered branches that are ideal for displaying decorations. The needles are soft and renowned for not dropping, offering weeks of beautiful display if cared for.
Introduced to our Christmas tree range in 2018, the slim Nordmann has proved an instant hit. Its narrow, upright form makes it an ideal choice for smaller spaces, or for those who love the height of their tree but prefer it not to take up so much space with the width.
The traditional Christmas tree, with a compact and bushy shape. Norway Spruce has an excellent green colour of foliage and reddish bark, along with an appealing pine fragrance. To ensure good needle retention, it must be well watered at home.
Cut Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri)
Sizes from 6ft - 7ft
The Fraser Fir is a compact tree, making it a good choice for smaller rooms. This delightfully scented Christmas tree has densely packed branches and the green needles are a pretty silver underneath. It keeps its needles well, helping you enjoy a long Christmas tree season.
Noble Fir (Abies nobilis)
A very attractive Christmas tree variety with elegant tiered branches, like a wedding cake, making it a fantastic tree for showing off decorations. It has a soft blue-green needle colour and good needle retention.
NEW FOR 2019: Korean Fir (Abies koreana)
Originally native to the mountains of South Korea, the Korean Fir offers densely packed dark green needles with silver underneath. These needles are wide and soft, helping to give the tree an even conical appearance. It has an outstanding festive scent that will fill your home.
NEW FOR 2019: Blue Spruce (Picea pungens)
The Blue Spruce is a striking and unusual variety. The needles vary from silver-green to icy blue, with the exact colour determined by the weather – the colder it is as it grows, the bluer it gets. The needles are a little sharper than on other tree varieties, so this could be an ideal choice for an outdoor tree.
Cut trees have traditionally been the more popular Christmas tree choice. In recent years, though, we have seen a growing interest in pot-grown trees. These are often chosen as a second tree, given a prominent spot by the front door or home. After Christmas they can either be re-potted and used for future Christmases or planted out in the garden.
View our range of pot grown Christmas trees here.
Whatever size and style of tree you opt for, follow our tips and choose the perfect one for you:
The Story of Our Christmas Trees
Would you like to know more about where our Christmas trees come from and how they are grown? Read the story of our Christmas trees from seed to stand.
As with all living things, you need to give your tree a little love at home to keep it at its best.