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Guide to Choosing the Right Artificial Trees for Your Space

Image: a variety of indoor potted palm trees. Greenscape's guide to choosing artificial trees

The demand for artificial trees and fake plants is rising day by day and for a good number of reasons. Many people are choosing artificial trees because, unlike their living counterparts, they do not need sunlight, water, fertilizers, or pesticides, which makes them nearly maintenance-free. You also do not need to wait for a long time before your selected trees or plants grow to their full size.

You can have a full-size artificial tree perfectly crafted to fit your space, delivered, and installed on a timeline that works for you. The design choices and flexibility with artificial foliage are endless and can be customized to meet your exact design needs, specifications, and personal preferences. With live foliage, you do not have that same control over how the plants and trees will grow and form naturally. Commercial interior landscape designers are making the most of artificial trees for creating a striking and outstanding environment that will have a lasting impression on your clients, guests, and team members.

This guide to choosing artificial trees takes a close look at a variety of different artificial feature trees. The guide to choosing artificial trees concludes with a section on selecting a suitable foliage type for indoor or outdoor landscaping. Greenscape Design & Decor employs modern design technology and quality craftsmanship to create faux plants and trees which can hugely boost the curb appeal of any commercial or residential property.

Pick and Choose from a Wide Range of Artificial Plants and Trees

A variety of different trees


Regardless of whether you want to highlight the décor of your hotel foyer or the landscape of your home or office entrance, you can pick from many varieties of tree species. You have a wide selection of options for artificial trees including palm, aspen, fig, fir, oak, banyan, chestnut, olive, and smilax. You can select from a range of faux tree styles such as flowering trees, fruit trees, deciduous, coniferous or evergreen trees, and so on.

If you enjoy exploring a bit further, you can select foliages that embody a specific quality or virtue. For instance, you can go for an apple, cherry blossom, wisteria, jasmine, dogwood, or rowan tree that stands for femininity, love, and romance. Or you could opt for oak, olive, birch, cedar, fir, poplar, or maple trees that symbolize wisdom, intelligence, hope, resurrection, generosity, longevity, and several other virtues.

However, if you don’t know where to start from or are not sure which artificial tree would be suitable for you, you can always contact a Greenscape Design expert on faux trees.

Choose from Natural Wood Trunks and Artificial Trunks

The type of tree trunk you choose can impact the amount you will spend on a manmade tree and can make a big difference in the tree’s overall aesthetic appeal. You can choose between a commercial synthetic tree that is built from an organic wood trunk or hand fabricated synthetic trunk.

If you prefer to go for an artificial tree with a natural trunk, then you have the option of picking from a variety of locally sourced tree varietals. Natural tree trunks of the have a variety of bark textures and colours and create a very realistic and natural appearance. The natural tree trunks designed particularly for use outdoors have an industrial-grade sealant added for protection against elements.

Handcrafted synthetic trunks, are entirely handmade with plenty of customizable options, and are suitable for both outdoor or indoor applications. These trunks are meticulously molded using different concrete, epoxy and resin materials and molds to attain a wide variety of bark textures resembling trunks of different live trees. Fabricated trunks are created using high-quality materials that enable fabricated trees to effectively endure inclement weather like snowstorms and frost.

Should You Go For Fabric or Plastic?

choosing artificial trees: plastic or fabric? Image: a plastic faux leaf


Whether you choose fabric or plastic flora, depends on your decision to install artificial trees outdoors or indoors. For interior use, it is recommended to choose from fabric foliage if you’re planning to use faux trees indoors. Alternatively, plastic foliage impregnated with UV Protectant is more suitable for placing outdoors where the trees are exposed to the elements such as sunlight and harsh weather.


Artificially designed trees and plants find extensive applications in indoor and outdoor spaces such as malls, offices, hotels, restaurants, resorts, healthcare institutions, retail spaces and public facilities. This guide to choosing artificial trees helps you navigate first steps in selecting an artificial to meet your residential or commercial replica tree project requirements.


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