Lidl is selling 6ft REAL trees for £17 later this week

The discount supermarket is selling non-drop Nordman Firs for £16.99 in a pot or freshly cut for £19.99 this year.

The 5ft to 6ft-tall trees are grown sustainably in the Scottish Highlands and customers can even track their tree online using a tree tracker tool to find out exactly where it came from.

All you have to do is enter the number on the label onto the Lidl website and it will tell you where your Nordman Fir was grown.

Lidl recommends leaving the tree outside for as long as possible until it's ready to be decorated so that it lasts until December 25.

The trees will start going on sale on Thursday (November 29) but they will only available while stocks last – so if you want one, you will have to be quick.

How to look after your real Christmas tree

First thing's first: buy a pot (if it doesn't come in one already).

You'll need to treat your tree just like a houseplant and give it water and attention.

Make sure the container has good drainage – and it's a good idea to put something underneath to catch the excess water.

Check the soil everyday to make sure it's not drying out.

If it feels dry, give it some water. If it still feels moist, leave it alone as too much water can also kill a tree.

When Christmas is over, try planting it in the garden so you can dig it up and use it again next year.

It's a good idea to take it out of its pot when you do re-plant it though, as large trees don't survive well in pots as their roots need space to grow.

The trees are much less expensive than others available on the high street or online – but they're not the cheapest.

Home Bargains is selling trees for just £9.99, while Morrisons also stocks real ones for £15, according to shoppers on Hot UK Deals.

But Lidl's trees are bigger.

They're also cheaper than Ikea's 6ft trees, which cost £25 – though you can use a voucher hack to bag one for just £5.

Lidl's trees are non-drop, which means they do not drop their needles very easily – so it saves on the hoovering.

The supermarket recommends you keep the trees away from a heat source, such as a radiator, and pop them into a pop.

The retailer adds that trees can drink up to a pint of water a day, so reminds shoppers to keep their pots topped-up to keep their trees alive until December 25.

Families put up their Christmas trees at different times, with some putting them up on December 1 or even before and others waiting until about a week before Christmas.

If you don't fancy buying a real tree this year, then we've put together a guide to the best artificial ones on sale this year.

We've also got some money-saving tips for how you can treat your family to a new Christmas tree this year.

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