There are a lot of tree options out there — it can be daunting. But if you don’t want an artificial tree, spruce and evergreen trees are the way to go. The differences are mainly in the color and length of the needles.
Here are some examples of the most common trees that are out there, at both Christmas tree lots and at tree farms:
- Douglas Fir. These are the most common trees available. They are usually the most inexpensive as well. Their needles are short, soft and bluish-green. These trees are also infamous for losing their needles quickly. They need plenty of water to avoid shedding.
- Scotch Pine. Another common tree type, they are usually more expensive than the Douglas Fir but they also retain their needles better and last longer. Needles are dark green.
- Blue Spruce. These trees have stiff needles that are a silvery green color. Watered adequately, these trees can last for a month and still look great.