Make an entrance! Our ever-popular artificial bay plants and trees make the perfect addition to any home. With natural wood stems and lush, detailed leaves, no one will ever know they aren’t the real thing – except you because you’ll never need to water them!
Everything you need to know
Boxed up artificial bay trees can appear a little flat, but it won’t take long to bring them to life. Starting at the bottom of the foliage, work the plastic stems out a little until the overall shape is round. Then, working around the tree, spend a moment opening the groups of leaves.
Leaving your tree to sit in their new home for a few days will see any small creases drop out and the foliage open out fully. If you have any trouble achieving the best look, get in touch and we’ll guide you.
These trees, along with most in our range, arrive in a small black starter pot. Help your new artificial tree fit into its new home by pairing it with a suitable plant pot (we’ll offer up some perfect when you add it to your basket).
This step will also add weight and stability for when it’s in place outside your home. Potting your tree is quick, easy, and only ever needs to be done once.
- Pick a suitable pot. Choose one with drainage if the plant is going outside.
- Prefill the pot so that the starter pot sits just inside the top of the plant pot.
- Pop the tree into the pot.
- Fill around the starter pot with earth, sand, or decorative stones.
Our whole range of topiary is UV resistant which extends their lifespan outside. However there’s still a couple of things you can do to ensure your new tree has a happy and long life.
If your tree is potted, rotate it from time to time to ensure any weathering happens evenly. During extreme weather like high winds or prolonged rainfall, try to protect your topiary. This can be moving it indoors or a sheltered area, or protecting it if it cannot be moved.
The other, which applies to natural wood topiary trees, is to apply stain to the base of the tree on an annual basis.