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Originally published by Catherina Cheung. Last updated by Beverly Ngai.
O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, how lovely are thy branches. If you haven’t yet bought your Christmas tree, it’s high time to get a move on! Christmas Day is now less than a full month away (!) and some stockists are already selling out of certain tree sizes (who’d a thunk it). Here are the top places in Hong Kong to secure a Christmas tree, both real and faux.
The Empress Garden Flower Shop keeps it simple and straightforward—a godsend when you are in the midst of all the Christmas shopping madness. Offering a fine selection of noble firs that range from four to 10 feet tall, this Sai Ying Pun florist is the place to go for no-fuss, yet consistently fresh and vibrant trees. Prices range from $1,480 to $4,280 and delivery service is available with varying charges depending on your location.
The Empress Garden Flower Shop, G/F, 37, First Street, Sai Ying Pun | (+852) 2140 6933
Van der Bloom is presenting a collection of table trees and arrangements to give your home a decadent Christmas vibe. Our favourite is the crimson Christstollen ($1,580), decked out in shades of rich claret red and vintage yellows, and adorned with dried fruits, pinecones, and branches, infusing your space with tangerine sweetness. The mulled wine ($1,580) version is also lovely, leaning towards antique golden tones and touches of burgundy, with unique wooden ornaments and that distinctive warm mulled wine scent that is pure Christmas. These gorgeous table trees range from 30 to 50 centimetres, perfect for those with limited decorating space. Van der Bloom also offers Christmas workshops where you can create your own masterpieces.
Van der Bloom, 61 Hollywood Road, Central | (+852) 5505 1661
Anglo Chinese is one of Hong Kong’s most trusted suppliers of Christmas trees as they’ve been in business for decades. They stock delicate handmade table trees starting from $880 that already come pre-decorated. A classic choice is the mini handmade tree with fragrant noble fir ($1,389), which is exquisitely embellished with pinecones, red berries, cinnamon sticks, coloured ribbons, and an assortment of festive ornaments. Also find other Christmas products such as red poinsettias, wreaths, and styled cypress trees for alternatives to the classic Christmas tree.
Anglo Chinese Florist, 13 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central | (+852) 2921 2986
This family business sends representatives to plantations in the US every year to select the best Christmas trees for import back to Hong Kong. The species they specialise in are the noble and Douglas firs. What’s even better is that they are an environmentally conscious business and actively participates in the HKEPA Tree Conservation Scheme, and all the Christmas trees collected each year are sent for recycling. Home delivery can also be arranged.
Chun Hing Garden, 1/F, 27 King Kwong Street, Happy Valley | (+852) 2572 6430
Royal Christmas produces high-quality synthetic trees which are modelled after real pines. They’ve paid minute attention to their craft, even making the branches brown in the middle and the needle points a light green for authenticity. Made from PVC and PE material, the trees come in a sturdy storage box, including a steel base, and are flame-retardant for safety. Most also come integrated with LED lights. Prices start from around $423 for a 150-centimetre-tall tree.
Royal Christmas, Flat D, 10/F, Houston Industrial Building, 32–40 Wang Lung Street, Tsuen Wan | (+852) 3987 1028
This Gisela Graham ($3,990) faux Christmas tree is a good option for those who don’t want the hassle of having to mess with a real tree and the clean-up that comes with it. If you have pets who are likely to lick the tree sap or trek it all over the house, then it’s all the more reason to invest in a synthetic version that will last you through the years. Indigo Living sells their Christmas trees in three sizes, ranging from 26 to 210 centimetres, with prices ranging from $159 to $3,990.
Indigo Living, 6/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau | (+852) 2555 0540
Da Silva stocks artificial Christmas trees that come to your doorstep fully decorated. Choose from six-foot trees that come in five different colour schemes, with prices starting from $4,280; we like the Starlight collection ($5,280) featuring warm metallic tones among the reds and greens. They also do smaller pre-decorated trees from three- to five-foot-tall options, as well as tiny tabletop trees and Christmas wreaths.
Da Silva’s Creations, 11/F, Block A, Unit A-3, Mai Hing Industrial Building, 16–18 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong | (+852) 2520 6333
We can always count on Francfranc to grace us with all manners of cute holiday trinkets and festive décor this time of the year. From green faux conifers to pink crystal trees made entirely of glass, you’re utterly spoilt for choice. We love their 120-centimetre Xmas LED tree ($1,120) for a classic holiday look; it comes minimally decorated with twinkling LED lights, which means you can invite little ones to get in on some creative decorating! Otherwise, the pink Christmas tree starter set ($980), which includes elegant metallic ornaments and a silver star tree-topper is an easy yet stunning option for those strapped for time. There is also a range of desktop trees that would be perfect on your study desk or your table in the office.
Francfranc, Shop B, G/F, 8 Kingston Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay | (+852) 3583 2528