Christmas tree buying guide
Christmas tree buying guide
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To help you pick the perfect tree for your home this Christmas we've created this handy guide to Homebase's veritable forest of firs. From real to artificial, in heights from 3 feet to 10 feet and with pre-lit, pop-up and pencil varieties we have something to suit every family's festivities.
The real deal
It's hard to resist the pine-scented aroma of a natural Christmas tree and with so many shapes, varieties and sizes in stock it's easy to find your favourite fir at Homebase. You can choose between a cut or container-grown variety. Containerised trees can be planted in your garden if you have the space, or alternatively you can put them in an attractive pot, keep them outside, and re-use them year after year provided they are well cared for (watered, fed, and re-potted when they get too big.)
Real trees from Homebase
All our trees are grown in the UK, using natural and environmentally friendly methods, by specialist grower Needlefresh. We've worked with them for almost 30 years now to ensure we have freshest and best quality, real trees. All our trees are nurtured and lovingly hand pruned over many years, to achieve the perfect shaped tree for you come Christmas. All trees are grown in the UK and delivered from field to store in as little as 48 hours to guarantee freshness and minimal needle drop.
- Any real tree will need plenty of water to keep it healthy and prevent it from drooping, so make sure you buy a sturdy tree stand that can hold a good amount of water
- Keep water topped up regularly so your tree doesn't get dry, and keeping it away from radiators and heat sources will prolong the life of the tree and prevent needle drop
- If you choose a potted tree, make sure you keep the tree outside until it is needed inside for decorating to help preserve its needles for longer
Buy any Christmas tree in store and have it delivered to your home for £5*
*We offer a £5 delivery service for Christmas trees - just visit your local store within mainland UK and ROI, pick out a tree and we will deliver it to your home. See in store for details.
The artificial alternative
In the past artificial trees were a bit of a sad affair with a few wiry, sparse branches, but now it can be hard to tell them apart from the real thing. Although some artificial trees may cost a little more to buy you can use them year after year, saving you money in the long run.
Artificial trees from Homebase
Although we have a wide range of realistic-looking artificial designs we understand that not everyone is looking for a traditional tree. Our pencil trees are the perfect way to save space in a smaller home, while our half tree, with its raised branches, solves the problem of how to deal with inquisitive pets and curious children. However, if you’re looking for a design statement our pre-lit contemporary silver-birch, glittering fibre optic styles and pop up trees should hit the spot.