Choosing An Artificial Christmas Tree - Complete Buyers Guide

Choosing An Artificial Christmas Tree - Complete Buying Guide

The artificial Christmas tree has evolved a lot over the last number of years and a high quality artificial Christmas tree from Johnstown Garden Centre can be easily mistaken for a genuine tree. So, why not save yourself the hassle of constantly picking up falling pine needles and not to mention having to get your tree home and dispose of it afterwards. Of course, many of you will opt for a natural Christmas tree, be it tradition or you simply just prefer it! For those of you considering an artificial Christmas tree, you are probably reading this because you are not sure which one to pick and are a little overwhelmed at the huge range and varieties.

Whether you’re living in an apartment or a large home in the countryside, there is one thing we are sure of, we have an artificial Christmas tree that will be perfect for your home, in fact we have Ireland’s largest selection of Christmas trees, with over 50 varieties to choose from, that is the most we have ever had! First off, before you buy a tree, have a think about where your Christmas tree will go, rather than learn the hard way! Also, have a think about the colour scheme of your room and how the tree will fit in. For example, will a frosted tree with pinecones look better than an illuminated tree, decorated with multi-coloured lights and decoration, but hey, it’s your tree so decorate it as you wish, then sit back and enjoy it!


What Size Christmas Tree Should I Buy?

We advise leaving 6-8 inches of space between the tip of the tree to the ceiling, remember you need to make an allowance for the important tree top decoration that you choose. You also need to think about width, a more full Christmas tree will naturally take up a lot more room than a thin-style tree so take that into consideration.


Under 5 Foot Christmas Trees: Table tops in the hallway/living room

5 Foot Christmas Trees: Bedrooms, kid’s rooms, and small spaces   

6 Foot Christmas Trees: Perfect for homes with low ceilings        

7 Foot Christmas Trees: The best size for standard 8- to 9-foot ceilings

8 Foot Christmas Trees: Ideal for rooms with high ceilings

10 Foot Christmas Trees: Ideal for rooms with high ceilings



Christmas Tree Shapes & Style

So, you’ve got the measuring tape out and you have a pretty idea of what tree size you are going for, now comes the exciting part, the tree shape and style. Based on how much room you have available from our measurements above, this may narrow your options;


Regular/Full Width

This is the most popular in terms of shape profile and is considered the tree type that most resembles a real tree.



Designed for tight spaces, corners and hallways



The ultimate in space-saving solutions, perfect for studio apartments, without compromising on style.



Needle Type & Colour

A Christmas tree holds a lot of nostalgia for many of us, right down to certain species from fir, spruce and pine, all of our trees are carefully selected, ensuring you will go home happy with an exceptionally real-looking Christmas tree from Johnstown Garden Centre this Christmas.


Depending on the species (fir, spruce or pine), real trees come in different shades of green as do Christmas trees from Johnstown Garden Centre. So whether you go for green, white or frosted, you can rest assured it will look amazing in your home. Oh, and if you are worried about having that lovely real tree scent, we have you covered with our scentsicles which hang from your tree


We will finish off with 10 reasons why you should consider at artificial Christmas tree this year from Johnstown Garden Centre


  1. High quality trees with a huge selection to choose from
  2. No need to clean up all those pine needles
  3. It can used again, again and again…and it will look great every time
  4. Low maintenance
  5. Easy to pack away
  6. Setup in just a few minutes
  7. Buy from a local, 100% Irish owned business
  8. Keep the same tree and change the look with different decorations and lights
  9. Most of our trees come with integrated bases, saving you time, hassle and money
  10. We have matching garlands and wreaths for many of our trees


So, why not shop online and choose your perfect artificial Christmas tree from Johnstown Garden Centre or visit our store, you will find directions here. Did we mention we also have a huge range of Christmas Tree stands, lights, decorations, garlands and more, we have everything you need under one roof at Johnstown Garden Centre