Straight and upright typical of trees grown in open low land countryside. The branches radiate out evenly around a gradually tapering trunk. Heavier wider branches at bottom thinning and shortening towards the top. Informal upright: Curved trunk elegantly moving upwards and tapering. Branches as before.
A pronounced lean to one side and then turning upwards. Branches as before.
The bulk of the trunk leans out of the pot almost looking like it would fall over, as in a tree over hanging a river. Prostrate varieties naturally cling to the ground and when re-potted with the growth overhanging creates this effect.
Representative of mountain trees handing down over an exposed cliff. The trunk falls out of the pot like a waterfall with elegant curves.
A term evoking a minimal image of trunks and branches inspired by singular trees on horizons with striking silhouette with dead branches and a feeling of a hard life, and a tenuous grip on life.
Multi trunks coming from a horizontal-connecting base. In nature caused by a tree falling over or suckering from the original tree.
As it’s name a group of trees in a form that looks likes a small coppice. Always plant in odd numbers and not less than 3. Always has a dominant tree and the others generally slopping away so in silhouette forms a mound.
Coastal areas of heavy wind cause a tree to lean away from the wind loosing windward branches and the others flowing away as if like ribbons on the other side.