The most popular Christmas tree in the southeast, the Cypress is dark green – gray in color and has very little aroma. Because it is not in the Pine or Fir family, it does not produce sap, so that those with an allergy to sap can still enjoy a Cypress as their Christmas Tree.
Fir trees are a genus of the evergreen coniferous trees and are also a popular choice for the holiday season. The most popular fir trees used for Christmas include the Noble fir, Fraser fir, Canaan fir, Concolor fir and Balsam fir.
Pine tree branches are stout and woody and respond very well to trimming. It is small to medium in size and its foliage becomes extremely dense. Aside from being a good nesting site for woodpeckers, the pine continues to be the most popular Christmas tree in the south.
Spruce tree is characterized by a nice pyramidal shape and strong limbs able to hold heavy ornaments. The blue spruce is known for its lovely blue foliage (which can also appear silvery) and thin, pointy needles. Be warned: its needles are a bit sharp, so if you have grand plans to decorate a Colorado blue spruce, you may want to wear gloves.