Large Cypress Trees
Lavender and Rosemary
Mixed Wild Planting
Trailing and High Level Planting
Handbuilt and Bonsai Trees
This is a mix of house trees outside (but under glass) in a West End office, they’re all ones that are elsewhere in this section but it’s good to see how many subtle variations of green there are in them. Or at least there are on this whizz-bang monitor screen!
One of our many Dracaena trees, like the podocarpus they’re relatively narrow for their height – this particular has dark red edges to the leaves, but there are other variations you should come and look at if you like the idea.
A photo taken from some way back, but that’s one of our Cordyline fruticosa trees (that’s what it says on the box, anyway…) they’re sort of modern, tall and gangly, which is probably what the folk who hang out at this Notting Hill bar are as well!
Our fine-leaf bamboo. In a rectangular planter, as here, it works well as a room divider. It’s just as nice in a conventional pot, and it looks great spot-lit – we have it in heights from one to three metres. It’s another tree that’s UV resistant, though tbh it’s not too happy in strong winds!
One of our nice olives, this is the most popular as the trunk size makes visual sense for the 160cm height. In this picture it’s raised up in the bombe planter to around 185cm overall. As a Brucie Bonus, it’s also got UV foliage, so is fine for balconies and patios, should you feel that way inclined.
An Areca (or maybe a Kentia) palm. One of them certainly! Again, available in a variety of heights, this one is 2m tall. They do take up a fair bit of left-right space, though. We also have some leaf variations, with both a UV version for use outdoors (in non-windy places…) and a slimmer leaf version. Pretty much impossible to see the difference in pictures, so book in to have a look!
Big family, the Ficus (Ficuses? Ficii?). This is a Lyrata or Fiddle-Leaf, and our rather nice version of one. As fake leaves get bigger, there’s a tendency for them to look less convincing, and we spent a lot of time getting ours to be thick and 3D enough to look good close up. We have these in a variety of sizes, with both plain and vine-wrapped trunks, as here.
We have no idea why these are called French Ficus trees – they don’t grow in France… They’re about our most popular house tree, though, and come in three sizes from 150cm/5’ through to 230cm, which is seven-and-a bit-feet in old money. The trunks are liana vines, the leaves a grey dark green - and the whole thing is very good looking.
Indoor House trees