6 Types of Christmas Trees to Shop

What is the best type of Christmas tree?

Spoiler alert… There is no best type of Christmas tree out there. The answer depends on your space, size, and budget. While some Christmas trees are more vibrant, flashy, and lush, don't let that intimidate you from buying the tree that is right for you. Shopping for the holidays should be fun, but we know that many of you stress about picking the perfect décor pieces. We understand your concern about artificial Christmas trees at Nearly Natural, and we hope to address them. Feel safe with us; we're a mother and son-owned business that aims to help you create those memories with family. Grandpa was a renowned horticulturist with species of plants named after him. After every design, we always ask whether grandpa would approve. With over 75+ years of experience, feel confident knowing that your artificial tree was handpicked just for you. Explore the top 6 types of Christmas trees and discover which one is perfect for you.

Fraser fir

Native to the Appalachian Mountains, Fraser firs are some of the most popular Christmas trees because of their lush, green profiles and fine needles; if you visit the Christmas tree farm, you've most likely seen it. Some of the benefits include soft needles, making them the perfect choice for people with kids and pets. Because they're a bit on the sparse side, you'll have a little more room for your displaying your ornaments and ribbons on the branches. Some people complain that maintaining this tree can be challenging at times. The biggest frustration is that it losses its smell if not properly cared for. Our interior decorators recommend curating this tree in the living room, entryway, or any other area in need of a centerpiece and fresh scents.

Light up your home this holiday season with the help of this artificial Christmas tree. Easy to build and entirely maintenance-free, it boasts a traditional silhouette of seasonal evergreens, made up of 965 easy-to-bend branches, perfect for showcasing all your favorite holiday ornaments. Arriving pre-strung with 550 LED lights and carefully stabilized on a metal stand, this festive 6.5’ tall artificial Christmas tree will undoubtedly be a focal point throughout the holidays, year after year. It's specifically designed with Instant Connect Technology (ICT): a wire-free, through-the-pole lighting system that allows for instant light-up as you build your artificial Christmas Tree; eliminating unsightly tangled wires and the need for plugs, it’s the new go-to for stress-free holiday decorating.

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Sit back, shine bright and let this red flocked artificial Christmas tree be the center of attention. A lush red silhouette of flocked 1468 PVC needles look stunning - wherever displayed, and can house your favorite ornaments. The most wonderful part of this artificial Christmas tree is the 45 globe bulbs, allowing you to illuminate any corner of your space. Also, the 700 red-colored lights make for stress-free decorating. This tall 8' Christmas tree is perfect for any area with a high ceiling.

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Create a traditional holiday scene with the help of this artificial Christmas tree! Completely maintenance-free, this realistic looking fake Christmas tree boasts a rich collection of seasonal evergreens, made up of 2113 bendable branch tips, perfect for accenting with your own personalized ornaments. Arriving pre-strung with 300 clear LED lights to eliminate tangles and settled on a burlap-covered base, this versatile 6’ tall artificial Christmas tree will not only make decorating a breeze but ensure your home is always seasonally attired for years to come.

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Swiss Pine

From the Alps in Europe, this famous European tree is more commonly used in Europe for year-round display. It's not typically available in the US as it thrives in mostly cooler climates, making it harder to sustain the harsh weather during the winter season. Brown pinecones accent the large, powdery and almost cedar-like needles for a rustic touch. If you're a fan of this lush Christmas tree, we advise opting for a faux version. Consider buying artificial Christmas trees, and look for the Swiss Pine to get the same look and vibe. Ours even comes pre-lit with cozy, warm lights to help you set the scene.

Evoke hints of a winter wonderland this holiday season with the help of this frosted artificial Christmas tree! Completely maintenance-free, this winter-inspired fake Christmas tree boasts countless tiers of soft looking pine foliage made up of 195 easy-to-bend branch tips for showcasing your holiday ornaments, accented throughout with faux holly berries, and lightly frosted with hints of faux snow to evoke the ultimate winter setting. Arriving pre-strung with 100 clear LED lights to eliminate tangles and carefully stabilized on a metal stand, this versatile 4’ tall frosted artificial Christmas tree will not only make holiday decorating a breeze but ensure your home is always holiday-dressed for years to come.

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Create a traditional Christmas scene in a limited space environment with the help of this artificial Christmas tree! Perfect for tight, cramped spaces because of its tall design, it boasts a slender silhouette made up of 270 easy-to-bend branch tips for showcasing all your favorite holiday ornaments. Arriving pre-strung with 150 clear LED lights and carefully stabilized on a narrow wooden pole and metal base, this versatile, space-saving 5’ tall artificial Christmas tree will make decorating a breeze for years to come.

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Have a berry merry Christmas with the help of this frosted Swiss Pine Artificial Christmas Tree. Inspired by nature, this robust silhouette mimics the real natural foliage and texture found in their European counterparts with snow in the easy-to-bend branches. Arriving pre-strung with 100 clear LED lights for a warm, candle-like glow – this cute artificial Christmas tree also comes dressed from top to bottom with faux berries. Standing 52” from a red planter (included in height) this tree requires zero maintenance and it’s an easy setup. All that’s missing is your decorations. Perfect for compact spaces that need some holiday cheer.

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Mountain Pine

We love the mountain pine Christmas tree from the Appalachian Mountains; not only are they rustic and accented by pinecones, but the shape is truly unique. They are more sparse and get smaller the further you go on top, making them ideal for any minimalist, farmhouse, mid-century modern, contemporary or rustic décor. They are versatile trees for any space and style, but their unique style might be a turn-off for those who seek a more traditional tree with a lush profile. Also, finding the perfect mix of verdant and sparse might be an issue for some. Those with smaller areas might be out of luck, too, as these trees tend to grow large and tall; they are better suited for larger spaces.

Incorporate seasonal evergreens into your decor scheme this holiday - even in the tightest spaces! - with the help of this artificial Christmas tree. Entirely maintenance free, it features a slim, tight silhouette made up of mountain pine greenery with 2836 easy-to-bend branches for showcasing all your holiday ornaments and arrives pre-strung with 950 clear LED lights to help eliminate the hassle of tangles or knots. Guaranteed to make holiday decorating stress-free, this slim-fitting artificial Christmas tree stands tall and proud at 11’, stabilized on a metal stand for effortless display all season long.

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Create a picturesque Christmas this holiday season with the help of this Flocked White River Mountain Pine Artificial Christmas Tree. Easy to set-up and entirely maintenance-free, this winter-inspired Christmas tree boasts a robust collection of realistic looking foliage consisting of 1260 easy-to-bend branches for showcasing holiday accents and accented throughout with faux pinecones that look incredibly realistic; it comes finished with a light frosting of faux snow to evoke the ultimate winter wonderland. Arriving pre-strung with 500 clear LED lights for stress-free decorating and carefully stabilized on an accompanying stand, this impressive 8’ tall frosted artificial Christmas tree will undoubtedly transform any home or office into a joyous holiday setting for years to come.

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Create the ultimate winter wonderland scene in your home or office with the help of this flocked artificial Christmas tree! Completely maintenance-free, this winter-inspired fake Christmas tree boasts an array of soft looking pine foliage, all beautifully flocked with a snow-like effect throughout its bendable branches that look incredibly lifelike. Arriving pre-strung with 150 LED lights and carefully stabilized in a decorative planter, this versatile 4’ flocked artificial Christmas tree will not only make holiday decorating a breeze but ensure your home is always looking picture-perfect throughout the holiday season.

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White Fir

Famous for its white needles with a green undertone, the White Fir is known for its alluring smell that will invigorate any home for the holidays with its lemon-like scent. Feel the holiday spirit with needles that blur the lines between nature and home décor for a fresh look. The cone-like shape makes it an ideal piece for spaces of any size. Its low maintenance aspect is also a winner for those with busy lifestyles. On the other hand, its' carefree lifestyle doesn't mean you have to forget about taking care of it completely. You still have to care for it to avoid drying and losing the smell. It is a giant tree, so we do recommend having ample space and higher ceilings.

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Fulfill all your dreams with this white artificial Christmas tree. Inspired by nature, this tree has a slim silhouette that mimics its real counterparts' natural foliage and texture. With 743 bendable branches, you can easily display all your favorite ornaments. Save time and money with the pre-strung 250 lights. Standing 6' from a metal stand, curate in any compact area. Perfect for an apartment, kids' room, or home office.

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Create a true Christmas scene in your home or office with the help of this flocked artificial Christmas tree! Completely maintenance-free, this winter-inspired fake Christmas tree boasts an array of soft looking foliage (1336 tips to accent with your holiday ornaments!), all beautifully flocked in soft evergreens and handsomely accented throughout with faux pinecones. Arriving pre-strung with 500 lights to eliminate tangles and stabilized on a metal stand, this impressive 7.5’ tall Christmas tree will not only make holiday decorating a breeze but ensure your home is always looking picture-perfect throughout the holiday season.

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Transform your home into an enchanting winter wonderland with this flocked Artificial Christmas Tree. If you dream of a white Christmas, these artificial trees are designed to mimic the texture and foliage of real trees with their upward sloping branches that can easily house mini ornaments. Pre-strung with 150 LED lights for a warm, candle-like glow, all that’s missing are your ornaments. Standing at 5’ from a metal stand (included in height), this flocked tree complements compact spaces that need some Christmas love. Everyone can have a white Xmas even if they live in the tropics.

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Eastern White Pine

Native to the Eastern United States, this famous Christmas tree is unique looking because of its needles. Powdery and feather-like in appearance, many people prefer to use this tree as a complementary accessory to their Christmas tree. Instead, they opt to create garlands and wreaths from the needles. Although they cannot sustain ornaments because of the light needles, we recommend you don't try as this can damage the ornaments if they're not shatterproof.

The Christmas birch tree is synonyms with a Christmas wonderland scene. You can now instill the essence of the season with the delicate, soft hued, flocked leaves that are accented by pinecones. A black and white bow brings the look together. Standing 28" from a vase, house in any table in need of Christmas cheer. Perfect for a tablespace, mantel or entry way.

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Colorado Blue Spruce

Did you know the Colorado Blue Spruce is the official tree of the state of Colorado? And for a good reason. This popular and visually appealing tree is one of the most sought after during the Christmas season for its vibrant, thick needles resembling the playful bluish hues. But buyer beware, the rich needles hold a secret; they pinch and cause bleeding if not handled with care. So consider wearing gloves when adding your Christmas decorations to avoid any injuries. Also, try to keep away from children and pets. Because it's not as family-friendly and be dangerous for families with small children, we recommend this Christmas tree for families without pets or kids.  

Create a traditional Christmas scene in your home or office with the help of this Artificial Christmas Tree! Completely maintenance-free, this realistic looking fake Christmas tree boasts a rich collection of evergreen foliage, including 426 bendable branches accented by faux berries, perfect for adding your own personalized ornaments and holiday accents. Arriving pre-strung with 200 LED lights to eliminate tangles and carefully stabilized on a metal stand, this 5’ tall artificial Christmas tree will not only make decorating a breeze but ensure your home is always seasonally attired for years to come.

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Create your own mini Christmas wonderland and rock around this flocked Christmas Tree. Incredibly lifelike textured branches mimic real evergreens for a sturdy construction. This pre-lit artificial Christmas tree comes with 200 LED lights and has 426 upward-sloping branches – allowing you to decorate with mini-ornaments of your choice easily. Standing 5' from a decorative planter, this tree requires zero maintenance, just some fluffing, and shaping that’s easy with the bendable branches! Decorate as a trio with other trees or in your kids’ room, kitchen, apartment or other compact spaces.

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Evoke a winter-inspired Christmas this holiday with the help of this flocked artificial Christmas tree. Easy to build and entirely maintenance-free, it boasts a traditional silhouette of seasonal evergreens, made up of 1455 easy-to-bend branches for showcasing all your personalized ornaments - fully flocked with faux snow to create a picture-perfect setting. Arriving pre-strung with 700 clear LED lights, it also features 8 different light options (including Twinkle, Bursts, and Fade) to create a true holiday glow wherever displayed. Carefully stabilized on a metal stand, this enchanting 7’ tall flocked artificial Christmas tree will undoubtedly be a focal point throughout the holidays, year after year.

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How long do Christmas trees last?

Christmas trees can last as long as you care for them. Many people prefer artificial Christmas trees over real ones to save time, money, and effort. Eliminate the guesswork and have a one-and-done faux Christmas tree that will last many years, allowing you to spend more time with the people you love, and creating those lovely memories. If you're still unsure if faux is right for you, look at our Artificial Christmas trees FAQ to learn more about transitioning to fake. Especially if you have a tighter space, have more control over your area with a small artificial Christmas tree that can fit in any compact nook. While artificial Christmas trees tend to last longer, their longevity will ultimately depend on how you care for them. We recommend to feather dust about once a month and securing tightly during the off-season.

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