NC State Extension

Thinking of Growing Tree Poinsettias

Ice Punch TreeThis highly specialized form of poinsettias can take much labor to produce and, thus, need a correspondingly high price to be economically viable. However, well-grown tree poinsettias are spectacular and eye catching for consumers. Choose cultivars that have strong stems and large bracts. For large size trees, be sure to use large pots to prevent tipping over. Tree form poinsettias need to be handled carefully during transport.

Paul Ecke Poinsettias has provided detailed procedures for producing poinsettias trees:
http://www.ecke.com/poinsettias/productionguidelines/treeproduction/

Roberto Lopez, Purdue University, has tested a number of cultivars for tree poinsettias:
https://ag.purdue.edu/hla/lopezlab/Documents/ExtPubs/PoinsettiaTrees_Final.pdf


Please use the Poinsettia Cultivar Search to find the right varieties for you. Mark the boxes with the desired criteria on the left to narrow the search.