Balsam Hill takes inspiration from popular holiday trees found in nature to craft the most realistic artificial Christmas trees in amazing detail.
Watch this video about our True Needle® technology, an exclusive innovation that mimics the structure, texture, and color of real evergreens.
What should I look for in an artificial Christmas tree?
The most realistic Christmas trees are those that closely resemble the distinguishing features of fir, spruce, or pine trees found in forests or tree farms. Unlike generic faux trees, the best artificial Christmas trees mimic the shapes, colors, and textures unique to their counterpart species.
Which is the best Balsam Hill tree?
When it comes to realism, the best Balsam Hill Christmas trees are our most realistic ones. With our exclusive True Needle technology, we are able to replicate the branch design, color variations, and overall feel of real evergreens found in nature.
Find out more about our ten most realistic artificial Christmas trees below.
10. BALSAM HILL ASPEN ESTATE FIR® CHRISTMAS TREE
The Aspen Estate Fir was inspired by the majestic evergreens that thrive in the Rocky Mountains. It has a lush, full profile with a down-swept silhouette and alternating dense and open tips to give ample space for larger ornaments. It features sturdy branches with natural brown stems and long forest green needles crafted from 100% True Needle foliage.
9. BALSAM HILL EUROPEAN FIR® CHRISTMAS TREE
Drawing inspiration from majestic mountain woodlands, our European Fir features a full, pear-shaped profile with long branches stretching upwards at the top. It is designed with sparse, spacious branches to mimic the form of real trees in nature. It has full, dark green tips crafted with our True Needle technology to resemble the look and texture of a real fir.
8. BALSAM HILL RED SPRUCE SLIM® CHRISTMAS TREE
Balsam Hill’s Red Spruce Slim is designed after Nova Scotia’s Picea rubens species. It features unique reddish-brown branches with light green needles and long, pronged outer tips that look just like the real thing. The tree’s slender, conical shape and layered branch structure are suitable for decorating tight spaces.
7. BALSAM HILL BH BLUE SPRUCE FLIP TREE®
The BH Blue Spruce Flip Tree pays tribute to the iconic beauty of the Picea pungens, which is native to North America. From its full shape to its upswept branches, and dense, tapered blue green needles, this tree was designed to be a lifelike replica of its real counterpart. It features our exclusive Flip Tree technology which provides enhanced convenience from setup to storage. You simply roll it into place, flip it, and attach the treetop for effortless assembly.
6. BALSAM HILL BH NORDMANN FIR® CHRISTMAS TREE
The BH Nordmann Fir was designed after the Abies nordmanniana, regarded as the most popular Christmas tree species in Western Europe. It features a lush, organic silhouette, sloping branches, and a visible faux trunk for outstanding realism. It has waxy, slightly curved dark green needles with silver undersides that were molded from branch cuttings of real Nordmann Firs in Europe.
5. BALSAM HILL BH NOBLE FIR® CHRISTMAS TREE
The Noble Fir or the Abies procera is native to Northwest and Northern California. Considered as one of America’s favorite Christmas tree styles, the BH Noble Fir is our rendition to this tree species. It features a lush teardrop shape, slightly downward-sloping branches, and plump, blue green needles crafted after real Noble Fir cuttings.
4. BALSAM HILL BH NORWAY SPRUCE™ CHRISTMAS TREE
Fashioned in true Scandinavian style, the BH Norway Spruce closely resembles the Picea abies, a tree species native to Northern, Central, and Eastern Europe. Modeled after live Norway Spruces from Norwegian forests, this tree features a slender profile, a textured faux trunk, and an organically-shaped treetop. It is designed with memory wire branches that automatically fan out, making it quick and easy to set up.
3. BALSAM HILL VERMONT WHITE SPRUCE® CHRISTMAS TREE
Modeled after the Picea glauca of New England and Canada, the elegant Vermont White Spruce tree is considered one of the best Balsam Hill Christmas trees. It features a full silhouette with upward-sloping branches perfect for decorating. Its branches feature the intricate coloring and shape of the real tree, which has dark brown stems and long, lush needle tips in a natural grass green hue.
2. BALSAM HILL BH BALSAM FIR® CHRISTMAS TREE
Our namesake tree, the BH Balsam Fir, is modeled after the Abies balsamea found throughout the Appalachian Mountain range along North America’s eastern coast. It features the teardrop shape, upward-sloping branches, and semi-flat light green needles of the real tree in lifelike detail.
1. BALSAM HILL BH FRASER FIR® CHRISTMAS TREE
The BH Fraser Fir is our most real-looking Christmas tree, making it one of the best Balsam Hill trees to date. We used actual Abies fraseri branch clippings to create 40 different tip variations, the most that we’ve ever done for any of our trees. From the tree’s natural-looking branches to the five-split forked tips, the rich green foliage with silver undersides, and the long, organic treetop branches, we’ve paid attention to every detail to bring you the look and feel of real farm-grown Fraser firs.
Set the scene for extraordinary celebrations with the most realistic artificial Christmas trees that look and feel like the real thing. Decorating for the holidays is convenient with our easy set-up FLIP TREES, PRE-FLUFFED® INSTANT EVERGREEN, and EASY PLUG® features.
Choose the right Christmas tree for your space with our in-depth guides below.