Real Christmas tree FAQs
How long do real Christmas trees last?
If they’re looked after and regularly watered, a real Christmas tree should usually last for four to six weeks. Check out our guide on Christmas tree care to find out more.
When should I put up my Christmas tree?
Decades ago, Christmas trees were traditionally put up on Christmas Eve – but why miss out on enjoying it for longer? These days, there are no real rules, so you can put yours up any time from December 1st.
When’s best to take down a Christmas tree?
Once Christmas Day has been and gone, the debate often starts about when to take down the cards, decorations and, most importantly – the tree. Historically, Twelfth Night is meant to mark the official end of Christmas – falling on either the 5th or 6th of January, depending on which tradition you choose.
That means you can still enjoy your sparkly decorations for a few weeks once the big day is over. After this point, many people believe it’s bad luck to keep your decorations up. Some also feel it’s bad luck to have decorations up after New Years Eve, but it’s all a matter of personal preference.
Cut tree, pot-grown tree – or both?
Our real trees come both cut or pot-grown, it all depends on where you’re keeping it. Cut trees come in larger sizes, so they’ll look great in a living room, dining room or hallway. Pot-grown trees, meanwhile, are ideal for outside, so why not place them in your front garden, porch or even on a balcony as a festive welcome for family and friends?
Pot-grown trees also don’t need a tree stand or skirt, so they’re easy to move around – plus they’ll stay fresh long after the festivities are over. In fact, if well-watered, you’ll even be able to display it next Christmas! Alternatively, pot-grown trees are perfect for planting in your garden to add a touch of evergreen colour.
So, cut trees or pot-grown?
Depending on how much space you have available, you might not have to choose. Why not treat yourself to both cut and pot-grown trees to bring festive cheer both inside and outside your home?