Questions about buying a bonsai tree present for Christmas

People love to give our bonsai trees and bonsai tree gift sets as unusual Christmas presents. Here are the most common questions we get asked in the run up to Christmas.


Q:           Can I buy now and get delivery close to Christmas?

A:            Yes that’s no problem. When you place your order with us, there is a space on the order screen where you can write a message to us. Its important that you let us know that you want delivery shortly before Christmas. If you give us an exact date, we will try to arrange delivery on that date for you.


Q:           Will the tree be ok in the box for a while or do I have to open it straight away?

A:            Please open the box as soon as it arrives. You’ll need to keep the tree in a bright location (south facing window, conservatory, porch) away from the central heating. Chinese Elms can be kept outside, as long as the weather is above freezing. You will also need to keep it watered until it is given.


Q:           Can you post it directly to the recipient?

A:            Yes that’s no problem. You can give us their name and address when you order. There is also a space for you to write a personalised message which we will include in the care guide.


Q:           I want to get someone a tree but I don’t know which kind is best. I want one for indoors. What do you suggest?

A:            Chinese Elms are the most popular trees given for Christmas. Even the smallest ones look great as the leaves are very small. They are deciduous so do lose leaves. The ones we send at Christmas have been grown specially to be in leaf for Christmas.

A Ficus Bonsai Tree is a good choice as they do very well indoors. They are evergreen and tolerant of low levels of light.

A Ligustum is another indoor option. It is evergreen and has nice small leaves.

We also have Sageretia which have a nice shape and small leaves.

Most of the other trees we sell are outdoors.


Q:           The recipient has a conservatory. Is this a good place to keep a bonsai tree?

A:            Yes, a conservatory can be a really good place to keep a bonsai tree. The outdoor trees can be kept in a conservatory over the winter and then placed back into the garden when spring arrives. This means that the outdoor bonsai can also be a great Christmas bonsai tree present option.


Q:           I still don’t know what to get. Any suggestions?

A:            If you’re stuck, we do gift vouchers which are redeemable on the website or in the shop.


Q:           I want to come to the shop to pick a bonsai tree. When are you open?

A:            We are open 1000-1600 everyday except Wednesdays. We are open right up to Christmas Eve.

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