In Australia the main type of Christmas Tree we use is the Monterey Pine Tree (Radiata Pine) because it grows well in the Australian climate. It is called the Monterey Pine because it is a native tree of the Central Coast of California, USA . Monterey is a city in Monterey County in California.

Monterey Pine Christmas TreeMonterey Pine at the Christmas Tree Farm

Map of Monterey County California Some trees only grow well in places much colder than Australia so some countries have a bigger choice the types of Christmas Trees. The most popular tree grown in UK is the the Nordmann fir. The USA has a larger range:

  • Balsam Fir
  • Canaan Fir
  • Douglas Fir
  • Fraser Fir
  • Grand Fir
  • Noble Fir
  • White Fir
  • Scotch Pine
  • White Pine
  • Virginia Pine
  • Colorado Blue Spruce
  • Norway Spruce
  • White Spruce
  • Arizona Cypress
  • Leyland Cypress
  • Eastern Redcedar

Here is a video showing different types of Christmas Trees.


More Information about Christmas Trees – Christmas Trees and The Life of The Christmas Tree Varieties of Trees on