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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.
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.
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.
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.
Tilia ✕ europaea – Common linden. Linden trees are popular street trees. They are also a favorite with bees, who love their abundant flowers.
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.
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.
Tilia ✕ europaea – Common linden. Linden trees are popular street trees. They are also a favorite for bees, who love the abundant flowers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fraxinus excelsior ‘Diversifolia’ – One-leaved ash is a quite rare, beautiful and airy tree.
Thuja plicata – Western redcedar trees are quick to grow into massive green columns. It’s a popular tree for landscaping.
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.
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.
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.
Callistemon – Bottlebrushes owe their name to their resemblance to the long brushes used to clean bottles, especially when they flower with long cylindrical clusters.
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.
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.
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.