Garden AdviceHow to Grow Christmas Trees in Pots?
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Did you know that around 8 million Christmas trees are sold in the UK each holiday season? Yes, you can find different Christmas tree varieties, from traditional to more exotic ones. Ok, but with such a large selection of Christmas tree types, how to choose the best one for you?
Maybe you’re looking for the best smelling Christmas tree? Or perhaps you want a tree with the brightest green colour or sturdy needles? People with children and pets possibly prefer a tree with rounded needles, as it’s child and pet-friendly.
See? There is no “best type of Christmas tree” since everyone is looking for something specific when on a hunt for one. To help you choose the perfect tree for you and your family, we’ve put together this guide that covers all types of Christmas trees, their advantages, characteristics and qualities.
So if you:
Then, keep reading!
Fir trees are much sought after as they have that classic shape of a Christmas tree and their needles are soft to the touch. Several types of Fir trees can be found in the UK, and all of them will fill your home with a pleasant citrusy smell.
Let’s have a look at some of the characteristics of different Fir trees, which can help you when making a decision about what to get.
The other type of Christmas tree is the so-called Spruce tree. Unlike Fir trees, their branches are not so dense, and their needles are short but sharp-edged. These Christmas tree types favour cooler climates, and that’s why they’re the most prefered by people who want an outdoor Christmas tree.
Here is a list of a few common varieties and their features:
So, now that you know the features of different Christmas tree varieties, it’s time to choose between cut, potted and pot-grown ones as there is a big difference
Cut Christmas trees are a perfect choice if you merely want an ornamental tree for the duration of the holiday season. These trees are field-grown and cut off above the ground level. So, once the holiday season is over, you’ll need to think about how to recycle it
If you wonder which Christmas tree is most sustainable, without a doubt, we’ll tell you that it’s the pot-grown one. Why? Because it can be enjoyed by you and your family for several years! You can re-pot it into a larger container each year and bring it indoors the following Christmas.
The last Christmas tree type you can opt for is the potted one. Our recommendation is to avoid these trees since they’re dug up and fitted into a pot. In the process, most of their roots are damaged. Potted trees are the hardest to look after and impossible to re-pot or plant in the garden.
Not sure what type of Christmas tree to get this year? Fantastic Services has you covered. Take advantage of our Christmas tree delivery service and pick from a locally pot-grown Christmas tree that can last for many years or a fresh-cut Nordmann fir, famous for its thick, non-drop needles.
When the holidays come to an end, you can trust us to take care of your Christmas tree. We’ll collect it and dispose of it sustainably or help with repotting/replanting your pot-grown Norway Spruce.
Get your Nordmann Fir or Norway Spruce now!
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