How to shop fir Christmas trees in Raleigh
If you’re a fan of real trees over artificial, this list is for you. We’re highlighting 10 local spots to pick up Christmas trees in Raleigh, including home delivery options, pre-flocked trees, and NC-famous Fraser firs.
Did you know? After Oregon, North Carolina is the country’s top producer of holiday trees — primarily the native Fraser fir, which is indigenous to the US and only grows in higher elevations in the Southern Appalachian mountains. Every year, these firs travel across the US and remain popular Christmas trees in Raleigh.
We asked our readers about their tree preference, and 64% prefer real trees over artificial. Here are a few of their local tree suggestions + some of our own.
Atlantic Gardening, 5217 Atlantic Ave.
This urban plant nursery is the perfect spot for those not looking for a full tree, but still want to deck the halls using live decor. Shop marbled poinsettias, Christmas cacti + wreaths — and pick up a pot for your green-thumbed loved one.
Back Achers Christmas Tree Farm, 4533 Inwood Rd.
In addition to Fraser firs toted in from western NC, Back Achers has a wide variety of trees grown in Raleigh ready for choose-and-cut. After you’ve chosen your tree, grab wreaths made from the same variety to decorate your home.
Booger Mountain Christmas Trees, multiple locations
If you nose, you know. These lots sell Natural Noble firs and other tree varieties. Pick your favorite tree from six local lots, three of which are in Raleigh.
Boyce Farms, 2813 Mt. Vernon Church Rd.
Grab a pre-cut Fraser fir or choose-and-cut your own Raleigh-grown tree from this family owned farm. If you’re looking for a snowy-but-indoors option, this farm offers pre-flocked trees as well.
Cranberry Tree Farm, multiple locations
These NC-grown trees come in five different varieties and range from two to 14-feet tall — and you can get it delivered to your doorstep, too. Plus, this farm partners with The Conservators’ Center in Burlington to give extra trees to exotic animals to play with.
High Country Firs, 902 Wake Forest Rd.
Grab a Fraser fir from the Salvation Army’s lot grown with low spray pesticide techniques that are good for the environment. Don’t forget to grab wreaths and other custom holiday decor during your visit.
Logan’s Garden Shop, 707 Semart Dr.
Pick a tree from Logan’s historic Seaboard Station store and have it delivered + placed in the spot of your choosing — no need to worry about hauling your tree home.
Mistletoe Meadows, 270 Mistletoe Meadows Pkwy., Laurel Springs
Pick up trees from this farm in various Triangle + beyond locations in Garner, Pinehurst, and Asheboro. If you visit the farm in Laurel Springs, make a day out of it with hayrides, hot cocoa, and help getting your tree on the road.
Norwood Gardens, 12825 Norwood Rd.
After picking your tree, wander this expansive garden center with houseplants, shrubs, and even a cafe before decorating with the family.
State Farmers Market, 1201 Agriculture St.
If it’s got to be NC, head to the State Farmers Market for hundreds of trees from a variety of farms + vendors. Plus, keep shopping local with local fruit + veg, baked goods, and gifts.