Use this easy guide to the most common Christmas tree types to pinpoint your most beautiful tree yet -- we help you distinguish each tree's differences in shape, needle color, and style, plus give you easy decorating tips for each one.
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Tree Type: Douglas Fir
Needle Color: Blue to dark green
What You Need to Know: Dependable and long-lived as a cut tree, Douglas firs have both depth and structure. If spotlighting individual ornaments is less important to you in deciding which Christmas tree is right for you, then the close branches of the douglas fir may be a good choice.
Decorating Tip: Douglas firs provide lots of space to nestle in garlands and lights, so look for brightly colored, one-of-a-kind garlands, or mix and match colors and sizes of lights.
Tree Type: Fraser Fir
Shape: Slender cone
Needle Color: Deep green on top, silvery white on bottom
What You Need to Know: Regal and richly fragrant, fraser firs are great for smaller spaces -- apartments, kitchens, and bedrooms -- because of their compact size. Their branches are very upright and structured, yet offer plenty of space between rows for displaying decorations.
Decorating Tip: Fraser firs work well either packed tightly with ornaments, lights, and garland, or pared down to display only heirloom or special ornaments. Create coherency with same-style decorations and miniature lights.
Tree Type: Grand Fir
Needle Color: Deep green on top, white stripe on bottom
What You Need to Know: If providing a rich backdrop to ornaments is important in deciding which Christmas tree is right for you, then the short and structured needles of the grand fir may be a good choice. The grand fir is a neat and tidy tree with a good balance of individual branches and a compact shape.
Decorating Tip: Grand fir is an extremely good choice if you want the focus to be less on the tree and more on the ornaments. The tree's tight structure looks great wrapped in ribbon, strung with lots of small lights, or hung with handmade ornaments and garland.
Tree Type: Noble Fir
Shape: Loose cone
Needle Color: Cool blue-green
What You Need to Know: If choosing a unique Christmas tree is imporant to you, then the noble fir's upwardly curved needles and unusual branch structure -- well-spaced apart and densely set -- may be just the distinctive look you're after. It's a great specimen tree with lots of stand-alone branches.
Decorating Tip: Noble firs are perfect for displaying treasured ornaments -- you'll want to reduce the number of decorations and instead focus on very interesting pieces that deserve attention.