From my childhood, shrubs have been a very interesting topic. “Plants are of three kinds. Trees, Herbs, and….? And what. The what I could never remember in the exams. Creepers and climbers, easy peasy. Shrubs? Never. I could never make up my mind as to what the middle type was. I used to write “shurbs” (rhymes well with herbs), “suburb” (pretty sure started with an “s”), but not “shrubs”. Anyway, today I will tell you the tale of artificial outdoor shrubs and bushes.
You will get to know why you should be buying them, what are your best options, and what to know and implement before you buy.
Let’s get started.
- 1 Reasons to Buy Artificial Outdoor Shrubs and Bushes
- 2 Top 10 picks for Artificial Outdoor Shrubs and Bushes
- 2.1 1. Mini Artificial Plants In Pot
- 2.2 2. Fake Plants/Artificial Greenery Shrubs: Eucalyptus Branches
- 2.3 3. Potted Artificial Plant: Fake Green Grass with Pot, Decorative Lifelike Set of 6
- 2.4 4. Fake Greenery Artificial Plants
- 2.5 5. Small Fake Artificial Cheap Succulents For Decoration
- 2.6 6. Artificial Mini Plants
- 2.7 7. Indoor Mini Plants
- 2.8 8. Artificial Eucalyptus
- 3 How to Buy the Best Artificial Outdoor Shrubs and Bushes
- 4 Conclusion
- 5 What’s the next?
Reasons to Buy Artificial Outdoor Shrubs and Bushes
Here are a couple of reasons for you to start buying artificial shrubs for outsides.
Artificial shrubs are a popular source of fake greenery in the office, home, bedroom, living room, bathroom, kitchen, balcony, and other furniture decorations.
/Although I will focus on outdoor use, you could bring it indoors any day for a change.
This fake greenery/floral bunch is an ideal gift for those who want to enjoy the beauty of nature in a hassle free way. Also, it is super easy to package and ship, which would not be the case if you used real shrubs.
Black Thumb Buddy
Artificial shrubs are the first-rate plants for somebody blessed (!) with a black thumb.
Your distinguished inability to make plants grow is exactly why you should switch to death-proof options.
Do you have pets that just nom on the best of your plants? Be it a kitty or a handsome, naughty puppet, have no fear, thanks to these artificial shrubs.
They will be tired of wanting to tear it apart and failing, I assure you.
Who does not want to prettify their home sweet home?
This lot can help you achieve the fulfillment without spending too much of a fortune.
Easy to Maintain
Artificial shrubs don’t need to be watered, don’t need to be weeded out, don’t even attract bugs and flies, don’t need soil, no sunlight even.
You have nothing to lose. Except ordering a planter, in case you don’t like the one that is provided with the plant or needs to add zest to it.
In the summer, many are seen to suffer from the pollen allergy. These fake beauties will make sure you have one disease less to worry about this summer.
Top 10 picks for Artificial Outdoor Shrubs and Bushes
Here are some of the best outdoor shrubs and bushes that are fake that you could buy:
1. Mini Artificial Plants In Pot
Not only is this trio adorable, but also notably real from a distance.
Of course, when you touch them and see them up close, you will feel the PE (Polyethylene) material that they are made of. Each of the shrubs is 2.36*3.63*4.92 inches.
The manufacturer provides what they call “100% OPPS Satisfaction Guarantee” which means you can return this set within 60 days of purchase in case you find it defective, impaired due to shipping or anything else, or even if you are dissatisfied with the set.
You do know how things don’t turn out to be what you thought it would be, right?
But trust me on this one; the cute not-too-big, not-too-little pieces are of excellent quality.
And what’s more besides not being too fake is that the plastic that is used to make up the flowers and the overall plant is not very hard and poky. In fact, it is soft.
There is just one bad thing about the set, though. It is the pot. Don’t get me wrong, it sure is good looking and sturdy enough to hold the plant, but it is probably made out of paper pulp or clay, I am not so sure. If it is paper pulp, don’t get it wet. Make sure to keep it in shaded, dry places.
If it is made clay, good as well, but it is very light so don’t drop and break it.
All things considered, it is a good piece.
2. Fake Plants/Artificial Greenery Shrubs: Eucalyptus Branches
Not going to lie here, they do look like the manufacturer could have had more effort put into Baby’s Breath flower making.
Nevertheless, they give you a realistic vibe from afar, like all good fake plants. Seriously?
“Good fake”. What has the world come to.
Nevertheless, the dense green foliage and vibrant purple flowers add a splash of color if you plan to set them hanging outdoors.
Even perfect for landscaping, this lot! The plants are also UV stabilized, mid you. Another good thing is that the branches are adjustable, so you can shape it in any natural way you like.
These 4 eucalyptus stems come with a length of 14.17” and a width of 7.87” inches each. The pieces might be small for a few of us out there, but they are pretty.
Have them planted in the front yard or hang them across the balcony, you will find people asking if this is real or fake.
The collection looks best in sunlight.
3. Potted Artificial Plant: Fake Green Grass with Pot, Decorative Lifelike Set of 6
Charming. Cute. Pretty. Any adjective that makes you feel giggly and paints an adorable picture in your mind can be used to describe them.
These 6 potted artificial shrubs are extremely cute. It comes with 4 green shrubs and 2 purple shrubs.
These are suitable for both indoors and outdoors. They have a stony-looking base and are about the size of your hands.
The base is sturdy; it can hold up the weight of the shrub. It is made up of paper pulps so the manufacturers suggest not to keep it in a wet place where it has a possibility of getting wet, and not to wash it. The plant is made using plastic. Each of the plants has a dimension of 7*7.5*5.5 inches. This means that it is a little taller than a can of soda, eh?
And each of them weighs like 1 pound, the weight of an iPhone. A tiny beauty addition to your fake greeneries.
4. Fake Greenery Artificial Plants
Kudos to The Bloom Times for such a beautiful name. Now coming back to the piece itself, their fake shrub. This petite set is smaller than your hands, you read that right. But they make a splendid appearance on the nightstand, beside the bathtub, or anywhere else you would like to put them.
But be careful, the stout stem, although stout enough for the plants, isn’t stout enough for water. If you plan to place them by your water fountain, be careful. You might end up with a mushy base. However, if you change it to another planter or an actual stone base that just doesn’t look, but actually is stony, then it will be good to go.
The price is very good for the quality, but some have complained they look too fake up close.
5. Small Fake Artificial Cheap Succulents For Decoration
This set will be a great outdoor display by the looks of it. West Dwelling has arranged plastic mini shrubs in the dimension 4.3*4.7 inches on colorful, hardy pots. The pots are round in shape. The whites and greens from the plants and the ashy/stony, rustic looking base altogether present to its viewers a very modern visual.
if you don’t like the pieces, which I doubt you would, the owners guarantee to replace it 100% free of charge. They weigh about a pound, for your information. The set also comes in good packaging so you don’t have to worry about dents and damages that are very common in plants like these.
All in all, great size, great price, and great quality make up the set.
6. Artificial Mini Plants
The set of 4 comes with 2 green grass and 2 green Melaleuca.
The plants are made of high-quality PE material and the base is made using the paper pulp.
So, it will be wise of you if you do not keep it near water. Since it is made using better quality plastics, there is a lesser chance of it looking overly fake.
So, they are more realistic than other simulation plants that you see in the market these days.
They can easily add a refreshing look and feel anywhere they are used.
From the top of the plant to the bottom of the base, it has a total dimension of 4.3*4.7 inches.
If you plan to change the pot, you’re going to have to move the whole thing, as the plant is as good as inseparable from the pot.
They are nicely glued in and make a stunning peripheral decoration and a zen-like atmosphere for you to enjoy.
A great buy, I would say.
7. Indoor Mini Plants
And the quality of the plastic makes it easier to look realistic, the form of the plant is also adjustable.
You can shape it according to your preferences easily and the variety of pastel and soothing colors in the set adds a romantic touch to the atmosphere.
Value for money with the quality and size.
8. Artificial Eucalyptus
This artificial eucalyptus stems from AyFashion are human-friendly.
And by that I mean they are made up of non-toxic materials and are very stable.
It has iron wires intertwined with plastic. You do not have to fear about them withering off, that adds to its durability.
Each of the stems is 14 inches in length and 6 inches in width.
A total of 420 leaves make up the density of the stems to match it with the thick foliage of real eucalyptus plants.
The color might be too bright for some, but oh well you can use it for the better if it suits your purpose.
The manufacturer advises not to place it near high heat or fire. So tick this one off the list of the plants you were planning to put near or over your fireplace.
In almost all other places, they would do fine.
How to Buy the Best Artificial Outdoor Shrubs and Bushes
Before buying the best artificial shrubs for outside, here’s my guide:
As you would know by now, the pots are made mostly using pulp or cardboard material.
Any availability of water nearby, and you might lose the most beautiful of fake shrubs’ beauty.
If you are concerned with the pot and you decoration/position of choice, simply buy a more sturdy, solid planter/pot.
It is very easy for the plants and shrubs to get damages given their petite sizes. Before buying make sure they will last a good deal of time and won’t be damaged if you change homes, shift from home to office or such.
Go for as much durability as the manufacturer can provide.
The colors of the shrubs should be close to the real ones. They are already replicas. You don’t want to add to that using even more unrealistic color options.
Make sure the shrubs are made with good fabric. A baby breathe shouldn’t look like folds of silk, a grassy plant shouldn’t be poky plastics.
Also, try and opt for eco-friendly options.
Artificial shrubs can be a very good investment in greeneries that will last a lifetime.
If you are persuaded already, you can visit online stores and even local stores, if available.
Be sure to take my checklist with you so that you end up with the right pieces.
At the end of the day, it is for you and your family to enjoy.
Not to mention making friends and neighbors jealous!
What’s the next?
No way to eat realistic fake fruit, just have a way to decorate the home with it.