Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Artificial Palm Trees Outdoor
Many of us have a hard time keeping our palm trees alive in really hot climates where droughts are prevalent. Others live in areas where the climate just doesn't support palm trees or have areas that are just not practical to add a watering system to keep them alive. Artificial palm trees for outdoor use are becoming more and more popular because of their ease of maintenance. In the past when you place an ordinary silk palm tree outdoors you would get the dreaded fading from the sun within about 3 months on average. The UV rays turned them a turquoise blue color. Not very realistic looking after this happens and then you have to replace them spending more and more money out of your pocket each season. At Quality Silk Plants we have a solution to this problem.
Our line of outdoor artificial palm trees are made from a durable poly blend material and UV protected so they will last for years without fading. Many hotels and resorts are using out outdoor palms to decorate around their properties. As guests walk by them most don't even realize they're artificial. Even in the harshest of climates where the area you're thinking of putting them in gets full sun exposure, you can be sure these will last for years and years. Many are afraid to purchase something like this because they are afraid they may not be realistic looking enough for them.
Above is an example of what can be done with these palms. Our made to order outdoor artificial palms are manufactured with the highest quality material and painstakingly detailed to match the real tree in nature. How they're put together is a key ingredient on how they look. For instance the above picture shows one of our outdoor phoenix palm trees set in a decorative planter and simply finished off with some outdoor asparagus ferns around the base. The simple addition of a plant or flower around the base of the tree allows it to have a more realistic look than one that doesn't. As you can see the trunks are highly detailed with all the nooks and crannies of a real palm. There are many styles and sizes to choose from and don't get put off by the price because the money you'll save on replacing traditional silk versions will far outweigh the expense of our UV treated artificial palms. Don't let someone tell you can treat a traditional silk palm tree with a UV protecting spray and it will last just as long because they won't. We've done extensive testing on the UV sprays available on the market and yes they may extend the life of them a few months but most were having to be replaced from year to year causing an expensive outdoor landscape. Our process of infusing the poly blend material with UV protection is much more durable and last much longer. The typical response from our customers is that they tend to last between 7 - 10 years before they have to think about replacing them. We not only carry outdoor artificial palms but also plants, flowers and topiaries. If they don't say UV in the description then they are ok for outdoor use however they may not last as long in direct sunlight as the UV protected ones. They are still a viable option if you're on a budget as they will last a couple years on average before needing to be replaced. The length of time they last of course depends on the climate, how much sun they're getting and how direct the sunlight is in your part of the world.
To view our selection of artificial palm trees for outdoors click here.