Christmas trees

There are several types of conifer that can be brought indoors for decorating at Christmas. Most are available as cut trees, but container grown and containerised trees (dug up with roots and plunged into pots) are also available.

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Fraser fir. Image: RHS/John Trenholm

Quick facts

Common name Christmas tree
Botanical name Various
Group Conifers
Height and spread Depends on tree
Aspect Most prefer a sheltered position, in full sun
Hardiness Hardy
Difficulty Easy

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