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The top traditional Christmas Flowers

Posted on 21st December 2022

With the nights drawing in and the weather getting colder, we all wait for December with anticipation. It’s that time of the year when we look forward to decorating our homes and spending some quality time with family and friends.

Flowers are a big part of the festive décor. The right blooms can bring the best parts of nature into our homes without the mess. In this post, our florists look at some of the top traditional Christmas flowers used across Newcastle.


Wisteria is nothing but magical. This cascading flower looks dreamy, with its soft white blooms resembling falling snow. Wisterias look spectacular in stand-alone bouquets and look even better with some greenery.

Wisteria is undoubtedly beautiful, but it’s very delicate given that it grows from tree vines and not floral stamen. But once your arrangement is complete, it will add a touch of class and elegance to your Christmas décor.


Christmas celebrations are incomplete without some fresh mistletoe. Mistletoe has been used in the holiday season well before the birth of Christ as this plant is known to have been used by Druid priests as part of the Pagan winter celebrations.

As eerie as this sounds, the reality is that mistletoe is one of the top traditional Christmas flowers you can consider.


Poinsettia is an iconic Christmas flower. It’s a popular presence across the UK during Christmas and with its beautiful mix of green and red festive foliage, it’s no wonder why. Although red poinsettias are the most popular, there are other colour options too including pink and white.

In Mexico, the poinsettia flower is dubbed the Christmas Flower and is part of Christmas legend in Mexico as the ancient Aztecs believed it to be a symbol of purity. The red poinsettia is an excellent Christmas flower either as a decoration or as a festive gift.

Christmas rose

This is not actually a rose. In fact, the Christmas rose is a decorative bloom that’s part of the buttercup family. It is actually a winter-blooming and frost-resistant flower. The white petals of a Christmas rose are usually edged with pale pink shades.

Red rose

Red roses are not limited to romantic occasions. They are an equally popular option for Christmas decorations and bouquets. Their bright colour is an ideal match for the traditional shades of Christmas, creating a festive look no matter where you add them.

Here at Katherine’s Florists, we love pairing red roses with seasonal green berries and golden foliage to create an elegant Christmas decoration.


Holly is one of the most prominent traditional Christmas flowers that you will find in interior and exterior decorations across Europe during the festive season. In fact, no centrepiece is complete without a spring of Holly.

With its bright red berries and spiky leaves, and needle-like branches, this evergreen shrub has several uses when it comes to Christmas décor.

Generally arranged in a wreath form, the Holly is synonymous with the holiday season. It is used across the UK as both exterior and interior decorations.

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