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.

It requires high sunlight and rich, moist, well drained soil. This tree takes time to situate and will drop leaves. 

Height: 200cm
Width: 80cm
Potsize: 38cm
Our most common pot sizes for reference.
The plant height and width varies by plant, season and grower.
Size Diameter / Height Fits Decorative Pot Plants You Might Find Inside

9cm

⌀9cm H8.5cm

10-12cm

 

Young plants easy to establish when planted in Autumn or Spring. 

10-12cm

⌀10-12cm

12-16cm

 

Small habit houseplants - cacti, succulents, etc.

 

1 Litre

 ⌀13cm H11cm

 15cm

 

The standard size for kitchen herbs, annual bedding

Hanging houseplants.

2 Litre

⌀17cm H13cm

19cm

 

The standard size for perennials.

Medium sized houseplants.

4 Litre

⌀20cm H16.5cm

21-24cm

 

Larger perennials or small / young / dwarf shrubs. Also grasses, roses, and small climbers.

7 Litre

⌀25cm H20cm

28cm

 

Mature perennials, grasses, roses. Small shrubs and very young trees.

Large houseplants. 

10 Litre

⌀28cm H22.5cm 

30cm

 

Climbers, shrubs, evergreen hedging, young or dwarf trees.

15 Litre

⌀33cm H30cm

34-38cm

 

Mature or larger growing specimens.

Tall & tree form houseplants.

20 Litre

⌀35.5cm H32.5cm

40cm+

 

Palms, olive trees, trees 1.5m+

Super sized houseplants.

 

 

 

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