Add a bit of sparkle and interest to the outside of your home this festive season with one of these outdoor Christmas trees!
These outdoor Christmas trees are all easy to set up and get on display quickly. You won’t have to spend ages untangling strings of light or potting up trees yourself – these artificial options are ready to go with just a small amount of assembly and branch tweaking.
They offer an easy way to smarten up your outdoor space this Christmas and are ideal for adding around your front door or garden to create a festive welcome. As a bonus, they can be used indoors and outside, so you can easily bring them inside too.
We love this unusual topiary effect potted Christmas tree. It’s 5ft tall and comes complete with a set of lights, so it’s ready to go. It can be used indoors or outdoors, as long as it’s sheltered.
If minimal design is more your thing, then what about this stunning maypole style Christmas tree? It lights up in style with a host of LED lights – 462 of them in total – fixed to the tree in vertical strands. It’s finished off nicely with a star at the top.
This potted bush style Christmas tree is in a lovely wintry finish, as if it’s just been dusted by fresh snow. It’s lit with 100 pure white LEDs and sits in a pewter effect pot. It’s perfect to use to decorate around your front door, but could equally be used inside too.
If the snowy effect isn’t for you, then it’s also available in a berry design, with a tall bronze effect pot.
Another minimal design, this birch style Christmas tree can be used inside or outdoors. The tree features warm white LEDs on fine copper wire and there’s even a sprinkle of snow on the branches. The design is available in two sizes.
This potted artificial berry Christmas tree measures 6.5ft and comes complete with 250 pure white LEDs. It’s a classic green effect tree and features frosted tips and real pine cones. It sits in a bronze effect pot and can be safely used outside in sheltered conditions. A smaller version is available too.
For more ideas, check out our guide to outdoor contemporary twig Christmas trees.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I tell if an artificial Christmas tree is suitable to be used outside?
When you’re choosing which artificial outdoor Christmas tree to buy, look for confirmation from the retailer that it’s suitable to use outside. If you’re buying online, look in the product description on the website, or if you’re buying in store, look on any packaging. If you’re unsure, ask a sales representative. With cold, wet, wintry weather, you need to ensure the Christmas tree you choose really is suitable to be used outside. If it’s not, it might not last more than one season.
How long will an outdoor Christmas tree last?
If you’re chosen a specially designed artificial outdoor Christmas tree, then it should last more than one season of use – assuming it’s not been exposed to any unexpected weather conditions, such as strong winds or heavy rain – and has been used according to the instructions it can with. If you’re keen to ensure your tree survives intact for more than one season, it may be wise to place it an area outside where it’s sheltered from too much wind.
How easy is it to set up an outdoor Christmas tree?
A lot of the outdoor Christmas trees, such as the ones we’ve featured, involve minimal work to set them up, so are easy to do. A lot of artificial outdoor Christmas trees come complete with lights added, so there’s no fuss or hassle trying to pop these on – it’s simply a case of plug and go. Depending on the individual design of the product, there may be some self-assembly required; check the packaging or product description before buying, so you can be sure of what’s involved with the set-up.
Do I need to water a real potted outdoor Christmas tree?
If you’re purchased a real potted outdoor Christmas tree, for example to put on your porch or outside your front door, then you will need to water it to keep it in tip-top condition. Aim to water it regularly, but take care not to over-water it. If it’s not watered enough, it could dry out and the needles will turn brown and might start to drop off. If it’s watered too much, then you run the risk of the roots rotting. Of course, if it’s raining outside and it’s exposed to regular rainfall, then the weather could take control of the watering for you!0