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Enjoy the benefits of the twig system. Sold separately, twigs attach fluently to the trees you grow, effortlessly adding incredible detail and realism. Either create your own, or enjoy the quality and convenience of the variety of twigs on offer.

The Grove has users all over the world and because of that you are encouraged to create a bundle of twigs that represents the trees of your region and climate.

Purple beech screenshot

Purple beech

NewSummer

Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’ – purple beeches are used to steel the show. They are planted as solitary trees in big parks or stately gardens.

Most trees are green, but many also have purple red variants. Examples are plum, maple, beech and the very popular red Japanese maple. Most of these genetic variations are quite rare in nature, but people love rare things and so we started propagating these trees. A single purple beech tree that was found in Germany over 300 years ago is believed to be the ancestor of the majority of trees now planted in parks and gardens.

European Hornbeam screenshot

European Hornbeam

NewSummer

Carpinus Betulus – hornbeam stands out with its abundance of winged fruit. The bright green color contrasts with the darker green of the sharply detailed leaves.

Small-leaved linden screenshot

Small-leaved linden

NewSummer

Tilia cordata – an elegant species of linden tree, with much smaller leaves. With only one third the size of a regular linden leaf, it gives this tree a very fine appearance, in contrast to the bold character of common linden.

Narrow-leaved ash screenshot

Narrow-leaved ash

NewSummer

Fraxinus angustifolia – narrow-leaved ash is closely related to olive. The feathery appearance makes it an airy tree that feels distinctly Mediterranean, and this is where it mostly grows naturally.

European beech screenshot

European beech

NewSummer

Fagus sylvatica – a majestic forest tree. Impressive branches fluently branch into broad fans of leaves. Beech trees are often used as ornamental trees in parks and large gardens. They form extremely lush, impressive crowns.

Black tupelo screenshot

Black tupelo

NewSummer

Nyssa sylvatica – black tupelo is related to holly and it shares the glossy leaves, but without the prickly spikes. This gives it a much more friendly appearance.

Robinia screenshot

Robinia

NewSummer

Robinia – a cascading waterfall of tiny leaflets, this tree from the pea family is something else completely, and adds to the diversity of trees in temperate climates.

Yellow buckeye screenshot

Yellow buckeye

NewSummer

Aesculus flava – a North American relative to the horse chestnut, with large palmately compound leaves. A bold tree with bold leaves and bold fruit.

Ginkgo screenshot

Ginkgo

NewSummer

Ginkgo biloba – a living fossil and the only remaining species in a ancient family of trees dating back hundreds of millions of years.

Spaeth alder screenshot

Spaeth alder

NewSummer

Alnus X spaethii ‘Spaeth’ – a strong and fast growing tree. Its main feature are the long, dark green leaves that have a nice shine to them. Even better, these leaves stay green for a long time in fall.

Sweet Chestnut screenshot

Sweet Chestnut

NewSummer

Castanea sativa – a proud member of the beech family. It produces the well-known chestnuts, an edible fruit. Sweet chestnut trees have attractive dark green foliage clustered into pointy fans.

Scots Pine screenshot

Scots Pine

ConiferSummer

Pinus sylvestris – Scots pine is a tree that you can find all over Europe and all the way to the colder parts of Eastern Asia. Given its name, it comes as no surprise that this is the national tree of Scotland.

Paper Birch screenshot

Paper Birch

FallSummer

Betula papyrifera – Paper birches have an attractive white bark, with flaky white sheets resembling sheets of paper. Their leaves are quite large when compared to the silver birch, and its bark even whiter. Its fall color is an intense yellow.

Black Alder screenshot

Black Alder

Summer

Alnus glutinosa – Alder trees are often found on waterfronts. Its woody, pine cone like catkins adorn the tree all year round. When growing at the right place, an Alder can grow into a beautiful conical shape.

Field Elm screenshot

Field Elm

Summer

Ulmus minor – Field elm trees once roamed free in many cities, until they were decimated by the Dutch elm disease. These beautiful trees grow in many shapes and characters.

Ash screenshot

Ash

Summer

Fraxinus excelsior – True to its name, the ash is an all-conquering spear. It grows large twigs, but many of these are lost in winter, resulting in an airy tree. The most eye-catching part of ash trees are their leaves, each of which consists of 11 small leaflets.

White Willow screenshot

White Willow

Summer

Salix alba – Willows love water and when they get it, they literally shoot out. Twigs easily grow more than 20 leaves long. Its leaves are covered with tiny hairs, shading the tree a whitish, pale green color.

Red Oak screenshot

Red Oak

Fall

Quercus rubra – Red oak trees are native to Eastern North America and have very attractive lobed leaves with saturated autumn colors.

Common Linden screenshot

Common Linden

Summer

Tilia ✕ europaea – Common linden. Linden trees are popular street trees. They are also a favorite with bees, who love their abundant flowers.

London Plane screenshot

London Plane

Summer

Platanus ✕ acerifolia – Londen plane trees line city streets all around the world. Its striking camouflage bark and deep green foliage make this tree stand out.

Cockspur Hawthorn screenshot

Cockspur Hawthorn

BroadleafDeciduousFall

Crataegus crus-galli – Cockspur hawthorn is a small tree that shines in fall time with its intense colors.

Sycamore Maple Fall screenshot

Sycamore Maple Fall

Fall

Acer pseudoplatanus – Maple trees are very diverse in color, bark and leaf shape. This one is called pseudoplatanus for its resemblance to Plane Trees. Maples carry the brilliantly engineered helicopters which carry their seeds across long distances.

Common Linden – Fall screenshot

Common Linden – Fall

Fall

Tilia ✕ europaea – Common linden. Linden trees are popular street trees. They are also a favorite for bees, who love the abundant flowers.

European Beech – Fall screenshot

European Beech – Fall

Fall

Fagus sylvatica – European beech. One of the most majestic forest trees. Impressive branches fluently branch into broad fans of leaves. Away from the woods, beech trees are often used as ornamental trees in parks and large gardens.

Olive screenshot

Olive

MediterraneanWinter

Olea europaea – Olives keep their leaves all year long. This twig was captured at the start of winter, hanging on to its dark-green leaves and ripe fruit.

Pin Oak screenshot

Pin Oak

Summer

Quercus palustris – Pin oaks are fast growing, majestic trees often used in parks.

European Oak screenshot

European Oak

Summer

Quercus robur – Oaks are close relatives of beech trees, and both are strong forest trees that can grow very old and impressive in size. Willows, alders and many others don’t stand a chance against this king of the forest.

Grey Poplar screenshot

Grey Poplar

Summer

Populus canescens – A cross of white poplar and quaking aspen. Its oddly shaped leaf stalks make its leaves clapper in the wind, producing an ambient sound like the lapping of waves on the beach. This is a big king of a tree with its thick, brightly colored main branches.

Willow Oak screenshot

Willow Oak

Summer

Quercus phellos – Although this is actually an oak tree, its leaves are almost identical to those of willow trees. It prefers the water rich environments of the South Eastern US.

Honey Locust screenshot

Honey Locust

Summer

Gleditsia triacanthos – An attractive, airy tree with distinctive fruit pods dangling from their branches. Part of the pea family, these trees are basically enormous pea plants.

Field Maple screenshot

Field Maple

Summer

Acer campestre – Field maples grow a sea of small and shiny leaves. Because of their dense growth, they are often used to create hedges. A full grown tree can have a beautifully dense character.

Aspen screenshot

Aspen

Summer

Populus tremula – The leaf stalks of aspen are strangely flat, allowing them to twist freely in the wind. The clappering of its many leaves produces a sound very much like the sea.

Walnut screenshot

Walnut

Summer

Juglans regia – Walnut trees originated in the Kyrgystan region, where you can still find large walnut forests. The tree has since spread across Europe where it is loved for its delicious nuts.

One-leaved Ash screenshot

One-leaved Ash

Summer

Fraxinus excelsior ‘Diversifolia’ – One-leaved ash is a quite rare, beautiful and airy tree.

Western Redcedar screenshot

Western Redcedar

Conifer

Thuja plicata – Western redcedar trees are quick to grow into massive green columns. It’s a popular tree for landscaping.

Pacific Silver Fir screenshot

Pacific Silver Fir

Conifer

Abies amabilis – The silver fir originates from the Pacific Northwest. Fir trees are the furry part of the spruce family. Instead of spiky tips, the leaves (needles) are rounded and soft to the touch.

Tulip Tree screenshot

Tulip Tree

Summer

Liriodendron tulipifera – Tulip tree. Despite its tropical appearance, this close relative of the magnolia endures harsh winters and prefers the climate of the Northeastern United States, from where it originates.

Brush Box screenshot

Brush Box

Summer

Lophostemon confertus – Brush box is a lush green tree with its roots in Australia. There and in other parts of the world, it is often used as a street tree.

Cappadocian Maple screenshot

Cappadocian Maple

Spring

Acer cappadocicum – Maple trees are very diverse in color, bark and leaf shape. This vatiety has thick leaves, the top side being leathery glossy. Maples carry the brilliantly engineered helicopters which carry their seeds across long distances.

Oak Leaf Mountain Ash screenshot

Oak Leaf Mountain Ash

FloweringSpring

Sorbus thuringiaca ‘Fastigiata’ – As with many of the eye-catching flowering trees, rowans are related to the rose family. Its clusters of white flowers later turn into bright orange berries that birds love.

Bird Cherry screenshot

Bird Cherry

FloweringSpring

Prunus padus – A bushy tree from the rose family, which shows its attractive white flowers in spring. These will transform into fruits that birds love, hence its name.

Manna Gum screenshot

Manna Gum

Summer

Eucalyptus viminalis – Manna gum. A koala favorite, with dark green leaves full of yummy sugar. The sturdy leaves are accompanied by attractive clusters of seed pods, typical of eucalyptus species.

Bottlebrush screenshot

Bottlebrush

Summer

Callistemon – Bottlebrushes owe their name to their resemblance to the long brushes used to clean bottles, especially when they flower with long cylindrical clusters.

Blue Gum screenshot

Blue Gum

Summer

Eucalyptus globulus – Blue gum. A large, fast-growing tree. Originally from Australia, the tree is highly popular and has spread to California, Southern Europe and other areas with a similar climate.

Hungarian Oak screenshot

Hungarian Oak

Spring

Quercus frainetto – King of the oaks, with immense leaves that dwarf those of other oaks. The longest leaf on this particular twig is 21 cm long, but they can easily grow another 10 cm. Its leaves have a leathery glossy finish over a deep green color.

Japanese Cherry screenshot

Japanese Cherry

FloweringSpring

Prunus serrulata ‘Kanzan’ – Intensely rich pink flowering, one of the most lush and romantic trees around. When it starts flowering, it steals the show.

Saucer Magnolia screenshot

Saucer Magnolia

FloweringSpring

Magnolia soulangeana – Magnolias are an odd bunch. They thrive in a Northern temperate climate, yet they appear tropical. Their big bold flowers open up in early spring when it’s still quite cold. Come summer, all flowers will be gone, but even then magnolias are a beautifully dense green.

Serviceberry screenshot

Serviceberry

FloweringSpring

Amelanchier lamarckii – An all seasons star. Lush flowering early spring makes it hard to miss. Clusters of white flowers against intense red and green leaves. Blue berries in summer, and lush red autumn colors.

With almost 50 available twigs, the Grove is hard at work creating a diverse library of trees - from all around the globe. Each season brings oppertunities for beautiful new twigs.