After 30-odd years of doing this, we’ve ended up with some strange names for the things we do. ‘House trees’ is one, although that’s fairly logical, it just means trees that go into houses. But there’s also ‘eskimo-ing’*…
In general, house trees run between 1.2m and 2.3m in height, and include old favourites like lyrata, dracaena, podocarpus, areca - and other odd names from a Latin dictionary. Good for pretty much anywhere indoors, the majority we sell are ‘people-sized’ at around 1.8m.
They slot into our range at a price well below the hand-built trees, but are very much made to our quality standards - and we normally carry substantial stocks. Yes, you can get things with similar names elsewhere, but they really aren’t the same – much as an own-brand cola isn’t ‘the real thing’. As always, have a look at the pictures, and, if you’d like to, book in to come and see them in the showroom.
*‘eskimo-ing’ means having a tree with a specific pot and a planter with a matching recess (in pre-modern speak, a male/female fitting…) It makes them smaller to transport, and they can be fitted together rapidly once they’ve made their way through the building. We’ve called it that for years, but no-one can now remember why!