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Originally published by Catherina Cheung. Last updated by Enoch Ngan.
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 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.
Anglo Chinese is one of Hong Kong’s most trusted suppliers of Christmas trees as they were one of the first to import them to the city, and have been in business for decades. It stocks delicate handmade table trees starting from 12 inches tall ($980) that already come pre-decorated. A classic choice is the mixed Christmas green, golden, and red faux berries ($980), which is exquisitely embellished with pinecones, plush berries, and glimmering aureate baubles. Also find other traditional Christmas products such as red poinsettias (starting from $168), wreaths (starting from $580), and styled cypress trees (starting from $380) 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 that Chung Hing Garden specialises in are the noble and Douglas fir varieties. What’s even better is that Chung Hing is 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, so you can rest easy after purchasing your tree.
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. This business has paid minute attention to its 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, with even mini upside-down hanging trees being offered for those who are looking to save space in unconventional ways! Prices range according to the model. Customers must contact staff for catalogue prices.
Royal Christmas, Flat D, 10/F, Houston Industrial Building, 32–40 Wang Lung Street, Tsuen Wan | (+852) 3987 1028
Specialising in Nordmann firs, with over 20 years of experience under its belt, Royal Fir is one of the city’s prime importers of Danish Christmas tree species. Dubbed “the perfect tree,” its gorgeous conical shape and lush emerald needles has made it a popular choice for families looking for a real tree with some uniformity. Providing sizes between four feet and almost 10 feet tall, its collection has something to fit homes of all capacities. Once the holiday season is over, the company also provides a handy post-Christmas service that schedules in a removal for the upcoming January, helping to take the matter of proper recycling and disposal off your hands. Find out more here.
Da Silva stocks artificial Christmas trees that come to your doorstep fully decorated, or with fully stocked kits for you to piece together your own masterpiece. Choose from five- to six-foot trees that come in five different colour schemes, and build them at home using the easy three-step assembly system. We like the Starlight collection, featuring warm metallic tones among the reds and greens. Da Silva also does smaller pre-decorated trees from three to five-foot-tall options for families with less space, as well as tiny tabletop trees around 24 inches high, in addition to 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 with Francfranc’s holiday catalogue. We love the 180-centimetre Christmas LED tree ($1,490) for a classic holiday look; it comes minimally decorated with up to 280 twinkling LED lights, which means you can invite little ones to get in on some creative decorating! Otherwise, the pink 150-centimetre Christmas tree starter set ($882), 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
One of the first to adopt environmentally-friendly upgrades in its manufacturing, Oncor Recycled Christmas Trees present an eco-conscious twist for your Christmas festivities. Crafting trees using only fully recycled PVC, complete with reusable corrugated cardboard boxes for storage, the product list shows all sorts of imitation pines, firs, and more.
Sizes start at three feet and go up to as high as 12 feet tall, sporting differing colour combinations and branch textures. Its popular models include the six-foot majestic fir, and the six-foot Christmas pine. You can also try out something from the Blue Glitter range for a whole different kind of dazzle. What’s more, Oncor also hosts an annual photo competition that allows everyone the chance to have their decorated trees on show on the company’s Facebook page, after which there will be attractive cash prizes for the top three entries with the highest number of positive reactions! More details here.
Pacific Petals is a perfect option for those who want to subtly decorate their office or home with a splash of colour. We recommend the Winter Brights Christmas tree ($1,480), decked with multiple pinecones and colourful baubles. Depending on where you hope to place this artificial beauty, this tree, in particular, comes in three different sizes, varying 10 centimetres between size. There are dozens of unique products being sold on Pacific Petals this year, so feel free to check out their website for a 10 percent discount right now!
Pacific Petals, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2397 8878