The origin of the 'Bottle Tree' is thought to have originated around the 9th century in the central African region of the Congo. It was widely believed that the empty glass bottles would tempt roaming evil spirits and capture them as they entered the bottle through an 'encircling charm'. At night, as the wind blew, they could hear the moans of the imprisoned spirits. With the dawning of the new light of day, the evil spirits were consumed and all evil around the home was cast away.


This practice was also prevalent in the United States, predominantly in the Southern Plantation regions of the country. Folk tradition almost always preferred Cobalt bottles because of the elemental association of the blue color to that of water and the sky. This placed the bottle at a crossroads between Heaven and Earth for the spirits to enter.


Endangered Species builds very sturdy, hand-built bottle trees made from welded steel. We make three different sizes to best fit your vision in your yard or garden. Each tree is an original. Bottles are not included...you supply the color, memories, and stories.



Small Bottle Tree


The small tree is a more traditional bottle tree shape. It measures about 6 ft. tall and comes with room for 45 bottles. Additional limbs may be purchased.


$165.00 + Shipping

Medium Bottle Tree


The medium tree measures approximately 7 ft. tall and has a diameter of approximately 4-5 ft. This tree holds around 58 bottles. Bottles not included.


$295.00 + Shipping

Large Bottle Tree


The large tree measures approximately 7-8 ft. tall and has space for approximately 70 bottles. Bottles not included.


$575.00 + Shipping

Whirly-gigs

Whirly-gigs

Our whirlygig has 6 shafts with stars, planets, and crescent moons spinning in opposite directions of its neighbors. You can mount it at any height.


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Bottle Trees

Bottle Trees

We offer three varieties of bottle trees for your viewing pleasure. Bottle trees are a southern tradition. See more about the history of the bottle tree and our full line of bottle trees. See our Full Line.


Large Bottle Tree - $575.00

Medium Bottle Tree - $295.00

Small Bottle Tree - $165.00



Purchase our bottle trees on Etsy.