Black Olive Tree, Bucida Buceras 'Shady Lady'

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The indoor tree that looks just like a tree. You need high ceilings, but what a statement if you do.

Bucida buceras is known by a variety of names, including bullet tree, black olive tree, gregorywood (or gregory wood), Antigua whitewood, and Oxhorn bucida.

It is native to Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and northern South America, and is commonly found in coastal swamps and wet inland forests in low elevations.

The Bucida buceras is a tropical tree with a native appearance. This unique characteristic makes the tree very popular in many plantscaping projects because it brings the outdoor atmosphere inside.

Best space & place

It requires bright sunlight and rich, moist, well drained soil.

When to water & feed

This tree likes to remain moist, but not soggy. Water whenever the soil is starting to become dry to the touch. Winter watering might need to be reduced depending on the brightness and warmth of the space. 

Need to know

This tree takes time to situate and will drop leaves, and continue to, but it will constantly replace those leaves. 

Height: 250cm

Width: 65cm
Potsize: 55/41cm
    For no fuss or mess you can put the plant in the growing pot it arrives in straight inside a decorative one. This also allows allows excess water to be drained after watering. 
    For a good fit the opening (not diameter) and height of the new decorative pot need to be several centimetres greater than the current growing pot.
    Here are recommended sizes - 

    Size Diameter / Height Minimum Decorative Pot Opening Required
    2 Litre

    ⌀17cm H13cm

    19cm

    4 Litre

    ⌀20cm H16.5cm

    22cm

    7 Litre

    ⌀25cm H20cm

    27cm

    10 Litre

    ⌀28cm H22.5cm 

    30cm

    15 Litre

    ⌀33cm H30cm

    35cm

    20 Litre

    ⌀35.5cm H32.5cm

    38cm

     

    For a seamless finish where the plant is potted into the decorative pot, liners are available to prevent water leaking and the pot from damage.

    We also offer a potting service

    Our library of plant care guides with useful information can be viewed here.

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