Bare-Root Seedlings for Bonsai



About Our Bare-root
Seedlings & Potted Specimens

Each year for the past 38 years I have prepared seedlings for my forest bonsai classes. I carefully evaluate small plants for a wide range of sizes and species for bonsai from growers across the country. This season many new and exciting species as well as pre-bonsai with larger shaped trunks are also available.  
     Seedlings and small plants are an economical way to obtain plants at a low individual cost for bonsai. Many of these species are difficult to find, especially in small sizes. Beginners are encouraged to develop forest bonsai for quick development of an established appearance with a fuller silhouette. Forest bonsai can be easily created from small potted seedlings. They have light branching and a small root system which can be placed closer together than potted specimens. Add a large single trunk tree to your forest to add the feeling of maturity for greater satisfaction. 
   The plants are dormant, healthy and suitable for growing to larger sizes. Developing your own bonsai from young plants with pliable trunks is a fun and satisfying method to shape the bonsai to your own design. Please note that all the pre-bonsai are container grown and established, some from field-grown plants for quick, thick trunk development. 
     Other established potted imported and domestic bonsai specimens are in excellent supply and available for pick up in Rochester, New York or delivery to bonsai conventions I will be attending. Please let me know what you are looking for. 

        Care and training information on each species can be located in the back issues of International BONSAI. Good luck with  your bonsai during the new growing season. Please telephone if you have further questions or for workshop orders. Order early to avoid disappointment since all these choice specimens are in limited numbers!                  

             William N. Valavanis        © December 2023

Ship Date Requested– We will over winter the plants and ship to you in early spring according to zone hardiness, unless you request an approximate date desired. However, shipping will also depend on weather conditions. We ship on Mondays and expect packages to arrive by Friday. Order early to reserve plants and avoid dissapointment. Shipping begins in January to the end of March depending on weather.

 The 2024 seedling and pre-Bonsai catalog is now Open.  Thank you for your support.

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