8 Types of Christmas Trees You Can Grow 

You can set up Eastern white pines early because their long, flexible needles stay on after cutting. White pine has no scent, which may benefit allergy sufferers. 

Eastern White Pine

Need a cold-weather tree? Choose balsam fir! This tree grows about 1 foot each year in colder, moister soils, making it a popular northern Christmas tree. 

Balsam Fir

This is the most popular Christmas tree in the Pacific Northwest and internationally. Northern coastal Douglas fir and Rocky Mountain Douglas fir grow separately. 

Douglas Fir

The Colorado blue spruce is a popular Christmas tree due to its silvery-blue needles. When crushed, these needles smell bad and are exceedingly sharp.  

Colorado Blue Spruce

Fraser firs are native to the eastern US Appalachian mountains and resemble Balsam firs. The tree seems bi-colored due to its small, dark green needles and silvery green underside. 

Fraser Fir

Noble firs, native to the Pacific Northwest Cascade and Coast Range mountains, have rigid, symmetrical branches. It thrives in cool, moist soil but can survive rockier environments with irrigation. 

Noble Fir

Desert Christmas trees? Arizona cypress gets close. Once grown in warm, dry conditions, this tall, moderately-scented evergreen from the American southwest and northern Mexico thrives.  

Arizona Cypre

Since they can withstand hot, humid summers, red cedars are ideal Deep South Christmas trees. Birds and other species admire these trees' delicate dark green foliage and frosty blue berry-like cones. 

Red Cedar


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