Real Christmas Trees

Every year Langlands Garden Centres have a wonderful collection of real Christmas trees for sale over the festive season. Buy one of our top quality real Christmas trees in time for the big day!

This year, we have chosen a new supplier for our Nordmann Fir Christmas Trees. Emerald are a premium supplier from Ireland, their Christmas trees are cut just one week before they are due to reach us, and they are only netted two days prior to their arrival in our stores. This means our trees are the freshest real Christmas trees available!

The Nordmann Fir is notable for its abundance of glossy, luxurious needles. It is one of the most sought-after species of traditional Christmas tree, favoured for its impressive spread and attractive foliage. The Nordmann Fir is also very hardy, and tends to be slower to drop its needles than many other types. This means less cleaning up after the festive season!

You won't find a more vibrant real Christmas tree available on the market. We have a wide range of sizes, from 4 to 9 feet. Customers are sure to find a real tree that is suitably proportioned for any size of room in any home!

Real Nordmann Fir Christmas Trees

Potted Real Christmas Trees

Real Christmas Trees in Pots

We also stock a superb range of real pot grown Christmas trees.

We have 80-100cm Nordmann Fir, Serbia Spruce and Blue Spruce, as well as 80-100cm & 100-125cm Norway Spruce trees.

Our pot grown varieties are all British Grown, starting life from seeds planted in pots, only the very best are then selected for growing on in pots plunged into the ground. For the next 2 -4  years they are fed and watered regularly, and lightly pruned as necessary to produce the perfectly shaped Christmas tree. When ready they are carefully lifted and prepared for  sale.

Kept in the right conditions, pot grown trees should thrive after Christmas when, because they have a good pot full of root they can be planted into your garden or re-potted into a larger pot. When planting in the garden choose favourable conditions when the ground is not frozen or waterlogged. Prepare a planting hole twice the size of the rootball and remove soil as deemed necessary. Add a handful of suitable feed and mix in well. Give the root ball  a good water, plant and backfill the hole, then carefully firm the loosened ground, and water in to settle the surrounding soil.  For at least the next two growing seasons nurture your Christmas tree with regular feed and water to help the roots establish.  Its important to never let the root ball dry out.

We are happy to provide any further advice required just call in and speak to one of our knowledgeable plant area staff,  we're always happy to help!

Buying a real Christmas tree for the first time?

Buying a real cut Christmas tree for the first time can be a daunting experience! Don’t worry though, Langlands is here to take the fear out of your first-time fir! Let’s address some of the most common questions that people have, and if you still need any guidance, either give us a call, drop us an email, or even better, drop by one of our garden centres and pick the brains of our knowledgeable and helpful Plant Experts!

How long does a real Christmas Tree Last?

A real Christmas tree can stay healthy, lush and vibrant for approximately four to six weeks with a little basic care and attention.

How to pick a real Christmas Tree

Most real trees will live quite happily in your home over the festive period, but one of the most important things to plan for is its size! Make sure you have enough space for your tree by measuring the available space carefully before making a purchase.

Another thing to consider is whether or not the variety you choose will drop its needles. All firs naturally shed to some extent over time, but “non-drop” varieties are bred to minimise this; this obviously creates less mess, and protects the sensitive feet of pets.

Some varieties also have a stronger scent than others. Consider how much you like the smell of fresh fir; some varieties may become overpowering to some people in an enclosed space!

How to trim a Real Christmas Tree

Generally speaking, there is little reason to trim or prune real Christmas trees except perhaps to carefully remove stray branches, provided that you have chosen one that is the right size for your home. However, after you get your tree home, do remember to remove about 2.5cm off the bottom of the trunk with a pruning saw and stand it in water as soon as possible.

How to stand up a real Christmas Tree

When you get your tree indoors, it’s common practice to take about an inch off the bottom of the trunk. Sap may have plugged the trunk, which stops water from being drawn up to the branches. Next, put your tree in a sturdy stand that is suitable for its size. Make sure that the base of the trunk is submerged in water; try to do this immediately after cutting off the bottom piece. This will help to prevent the sap from sealing the trunk again. In addition, try not to put your tree in direct sunlight, or near radiators and other sources of heat; this will obviously dry the tree out very quickly and reduce its life-span considerably.

How to decorate a real Christmas Tree

This is very subjective! There is no right or wrong answer; it’s entirely down to your tastes. There are literally thousands of different decorations that you can buy, or even make yourself, to add flair to your fir! Check out our huge selection of Christmas Decorations here at Langlands; we’re sure that you will be able to find plenty to suit your home. Common favourites include tinsel, baubles, tree toppers, and garlands. If you really want to make your tree sparkle, consider a set of Indoor String Lights; most modern sets use efficient, low-energy LED bulbs, and they come in staggering number of designs!

How to dispose of a real Christmas Tree

When it’s time to take your tree down, it doesn’t mean that it has come to the end of its use. There’s no need to let it just go into a landfill! Consider the following options:

  • Replant potted trees:

    They will live happily in your garden. If you don’t have space, consider giving it to a friend or donating it to a local park or other worthy cause.

  • Take it to a Household Waste/Recycling Centre:

    They will usually turn them into chippings which can be used for a variety of purposes.

  • Turn it into Mulch:

    If you have access to a garden shredder, the chippings are great for creating a moisture-retentive layer that will gradually decompose and put nutrients back into your soil. It also smells gorgeous!

  • Create a habitat for wildlife:

    Chop it up and leave it in a pile in your garden; small animals will happily use it as shelter during the cold winter months.

  • Burn it in a fire-pit or bonfire:

    When dried, the wood from real Christmas trees makes great fuel for outdoor fires. Be aware that it is not suitable for use indoors; it burns at an unusually high temperature and releases creosote which is in itself highly flammable.

  • Create plant supports:

    The branches, when stripped and dried, make perfect supports for all manner of plants.

  • Arts & Crafts:

    There are innumerable ways you can use the materials to create unique pieces of arts and crafts; with a little research, you’ll find lots of clever and creative ways to repurpose your tree. And if you’re not the crafty type, maybe you know someone who is?

If you need any help making the best of your real Christmas tree, check out our handy guide right here - Real Christmas Trees: Steps to Help Them Live Longer

Our Real Christmas Trees are available at all Langlands Garden Centres from the last weekend of November.

For more details, please contact your local Langlands: