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Terms – All plants are labeled true to name, alive, healthy and dormant. Only healthy plants of excellent quality are shipped. Since we do not have control of the plants after they leave the International Bonsai Arboretum, plants are not guaranteed.

Payment – Full payment must accompany all orders. All prices are payable in U.S. dollars and subject to change without notice. We accept checks, Mastercard and Visa. Please provide your account number and security code on the back and expiration date for credit card payments. New York State residents add 8% sales tax. Minimum order $25.

Shipping & Handling – FREE SHIPPING Bare-root seedlings are only available from late Febuary through March by mail order depending on quantities and weather conditions. Plants will be shipped via U.S. Mail.  Please provide your complete street address and telephone number. No foreign orders. Special arrangements can be made to deliver plants to bonsai conventions that I will attend. Please indicate preferred shipping date.

Care Upon Arrival – Plants should be unboxed upon arrival and kept in a cool dark area at 35-40oF. Deciduous bare-root seedlings can be easily kept for several months if correctly stored and periodically checked for watering. Tap roots and heavy roots should be trimmed when planting to encourage an abundance of brous roots. Seedlings should be potted before foliage opens and matures. 


Ship date requested

Ship date requested

We will over winter the plants and ship to you in early spring by zone hardiness, unless you request an appproximate date desired but shipping will also depend on weather condition. We ship on Mondays with expect package to arrive by Friday. Order early to reserve plants and avoid disappoinment. Available from early Febuary to end of March.
Sekka Hinoki Cypress

Sekka Hinoki Cypress

Sekka Hinoki Cypress
3gal. Pre-BONSAI Sample3gal. Pre-BONSAI Sample Shaped
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Sekka Hinoki Cypress

Chamaecyparus obtusa ‘Sekka’

Sekka hinoki cypress are rare in this country. They have a compact growth habit which are excellent for small and shohin bonsai. These pre-bonsai Sekka hinoki cypress are quite bushy and can be easily pruned, wired and shaped into impressive bonsai during a three hour workshop. There are two sizes available. Only a few older larger specimens which were stock plants for cuttings are available. Great for club workshops or classes! 

Shipping season over. See you next year.

Pre-bonsai- 1 gal. 8-10” Tall– $60 Free Shipping 


Pre-bonsai- 3 gal. 15-18” Tall– $265 Free Shipping


Good for workshop and classes!


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Kishu Sargent Juniper

Kishu Sargent Juniper

Kishu Sargent Juniper
Sample Of PreBonsai
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Kishu Sargent Juniper

Juniperus chinensis ‘Shimpaku Kishu’

Sargent juniper also called Shimpaku is a favorite among all bonsai artists from beginners to master artists. The evergreen deep green foliage is quick to develop and easy to maintain by pinching. Supple branches can withstand quite a bit of bending into extreme as well as delicate shapes. These young specimens started from cuttings have been container grown to ensure a healthy complete root system and are ready for basic shaping and growing with nice branching. The Kishu Sargent Juniper has bright green foliage and is more compact and dense than the common Sargent juniper. This is the variety used in Japan to graft onto old Sargent junipers to create masterpiece bonsai. 

Pre-bonsai- from 1 gal. 12-15” Tall– $55 Free Shipping

Good for workshop and classes!

Shipping season over. See you next year.

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Itoigawa Sargent Juniper

Itoigawa Sargent Juniper

Itoigawa Sargent Juniper
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Itoigawa Sargent Juniper

Juniperus chinensis ‘Shimpaku Kishu’

Sargent juniper or Shimpaku is a favorite with all bonsai artists because they don’t have a natural growth form and can be created into any shape. The evergreen bright green foliage of the Itoigawa cultivar is much more delicate than the Kishu sargent juniper. These choice plants have been wired once and trunks have interesting forms with many branches which can be easily wired. Young specimens started from cuttings are ready for shaping and growing and are smaller than the Kishu sargent juniper and great for shohin bonsai. This variety is grafted on to old junipers to created distinctive bonsai with fine delicate bright green foliage.

Pre-bonsai- from 1 gal. 12-15” Tall – $50 Free Shipping

Good for workshop and classes!


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Rough Bark Japanese Maple Seedling

Rough Bark Japanese Maple Seedling

Rough Bark Japanese Maple Seedling
seedling sample
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Rough Bark Japanese Maple Seedling

Acer palmatum

There are several cultivars of Japanese maples with interesting bark. The most vigorous and easiest to grow and train for bonsai is the Rough Bark Japanese maple cultivar ‘Arakawa.’Truer from cutttings, many of these seedlings have shown the characteristic rough bark at a young age. These seedlings are from my forty year old garden which is covered with rough bark and has survived severe winters in Rochester, New York. Each seedling has been root pruned to encourage surface roots and wired to create trunk movement. Branches will quickly develop. The bright autumn color is reliable for these choice seedlings established in three inch pots.

Seedling from 3” pot - 4-6” Tall– $30 Free Shipping 

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Koto Hime Japanese Maple

Koto Hime Japanese Maple

Koto Hime Japanese Maple
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Koto Hime Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum ‘Koto Hime’

The Koto Hime Japanese maple has probably the smallest foliage of all maples and is superb for shohin bonsai as well as larger specimens. The tiny foliage leafs out with a reddish color which becomes rich green. These plants are cutting grown and established in 1 gallon pots. Surface roots quickly develop from cuttings and develop heavy trunks when container grown. The natural growth habit for Koto Hime Japanese maple is upright, so horizontal branching needs to be shaped with wire. Short dense shohin bonsai can be developed in a few seasons with this easy to grow select cultivar. Add this small treasure to your bonsai collection.

1 Pre-Bonsai– from 1 gal. 6-10” Tall– $50 Free Shipping 

Good for workshop and classes!

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Dwarf Japanese Maple

Dwarf Japanese Maple

Dwarf Japanese Maple
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 Dwarf Japanese Maple
 
 Acer palmatum


These select seedlings which are dwarf in plant character with short internodes with dense twigs, unlike common Japanese maples. The young new leaves of these Japanese maples have red edges when opening. During the summer small light green leaves provide a cool feeling, while autumn brings bright red and orange foliage. The slender trunks can be easily wired and shaped. They are excellent for shohin forest bonsai training. Short internodes and small leaves make this a great tree for shohin or small bonsai sizes. An unusual Japanese maple for your bonsai collection!     

3 Bareroot Seedling Bundle- 6-10” Tall - $35.00 Free Shipping

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Korean Hornbeam Bundle

Korean Hornbeam Bundle

Korean Hornbeam Bundle
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Korean Hornbeam

Carpinus turczaninovii

The Korean hornbeam is excellent for both forests and individual bonsai. The neat, small leaves turn a brilliant yellow-orange in autumn. The light colored bark contrasts with the buds during the winter dormant season. The Korean hornbeam is a rare species, which is difficult to locate, especially in small sizes suitable for forests. These seedlings are superb and highly recommended for forest planting workshops. The small unbranched seedlings can be positioned close together to develop a great small forest, or grown for a larger bonsai. One of the finest Hornbeam species for bonsai and forest plantings!    

 Korean hornbeams bundles are now 10 per bundle not 5.
New  10 Unbranched Seedling Bundle - 6-18” Tall – $40 Free Shipping

Good for workshop and classes!

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Japanese Red Pine Bundle

Japanese Red Pine Bundle

Japanese Red Pine Bundle
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Japanese Red Pine

Pinus densiflora

Japanese red pine are excellent but are difficult to find species for bonsai training. The bark forms thick sections which add the appearance of age quickly. The trunks are reddish as are the buds. The light green needles, thick bark and growth characteristics are different from Japanese black pine. Japanese red pine are delicate in appearance, but easy to grow and are winter hardy. Short needles are easily developed. The three year old unbranched seedlings, larger than in the past, have a good root system and can be easily bent to look old and contorted.  Easy to grow and winter hardy!

3 Tree Bareroot Seedling Bundle- 6-8” Tall – $25 Free Shipping

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European Beech

European Beech

European Beech
10 seedling bundle
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European Beech

Fagus sylvatica

Beech are beautiful species primarily grown for their white bark, long buds and fine twigs. The dark green leaves turn bright yellow in autumn. Bronze leaves often persist through the winter. Forest bonsai are commonly created with beech because they are easy to grow. These lightly branched seedlings have some fibrous roots and can quickly be created into a forest bonsai. The trunks become white in about six years and have different thickness for a better  design composition. The pre bonsai have light branching and often smaller foliage than Japanese beech.  Create a delicate forest from the seedling bundles!     

10 Tree Bareroot Seedling Bundle- 8-18” Tall– $50 Free Shipping

Good for Workshop!

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Kato Dwarf Mulberry

Kato Dwarf Mulberry

Kato Dwarf Mulberry
Berries
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Kato Dwarf Mulberry

"Morus alba "Kato"

Introduced from the Saburo Kato bonsai garden in Omiya Bonsai Village, Japan. This special, unique plant is unlike other Dwarf Mulberrys sometimes found in the United States, because of the foliage and fruit. In late spring the tree is covered with interesting yellow fruit. In mid-summer the interesting shaped fruit turn to crimson red and mature dark blue. This eye catching dwarf Mulberry will become the focal point in your garden. The bright light green foliage becomes golden yellow in autumn. The trees have been wired and trimmed. This easy to grow and train species is now being released in the United States. This beautiful cultivar is excellent for small and shohin bonsai!

Small Pre-bonsai from 5” pot- 6-8” Tall – $50 Free Shipping 

Good For Workshop!

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Buttercup Winterhazel

Buttercup Winterhazel

Buttercup Winterhazel
Pre Bonsai
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Buttercup Winterhazel

"Coylopsis pauciflora"

The Buttercup winterhazel has full fat yellow buds from late winter to early spring, which contrasts with the light grey bark. The pendulous flowers are much smaller than the common Spike winterhazel. They are often trained into single or multiple trunk style bonsai. Small shohin bonsai can also be trained because of its delicate growth habit and small flower size. The well established seedlings have a spreading growth habit and are well branched with fibrous root systems ready for shaping and planting in small bonsai containers. A burst of spring joy!

Pre-bonsai from 4” pot- 6-8” Tall– $35 Free Shipping

Good for workshop and classes!

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Japanese Snowbell

Japanese Snowbell

Japanese Snowbell
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Japanese Snowbell

"Styrax japonicus"

The Japanese snowbell is grown for its fragrant lovely white bell shaped flowers which blossom in early summer. The small hanging flowers bloom when other species have finished flowering. Japanese snowbell form interesting oval fruit during the summer which ripen in August and persist through autumn. Seedlings are well branched and have some fibrous roots. They can be trained into single trunk and forest bonsai and are easy to grow and train. Each tree is full of small branches and has been well established and wired. Add an early summer blossoming bonsai to your collection.

Pre-bonsai– from 4” pots 10-12” Tall – $35 Free Shipping.

Good for workshop and classes!

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Chinese Quince

Chinese Quince

Chinese Quince
Pre Bonsai
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Chinese Quince

"Pseudocydonia sinensis"

The Chinese Quince, “King of Fruiting Bonsai” is a distinctive species because of its attractive delicate pink flowers in spring and large fruit during the summer. In autumn the fragrant fruit mature to a golden yellow and the foliage turns bright orange and red. Irregular patches of colorful bark peel away during the growing season which can be best appreciated in the winter. All plants are seedlings from one of our bonsai and were grown in small two inch pots and now have excellent roots. They are ready for further training in larger pots. The tall thin trunks can easily be wired into interesting shapes or created into a forest bonsai. Chinese quince has it all– flowers, fruit, bark and autumn color.

3 Unbranched Seedling Bundle - 8-12” Tall – $30 Free Shipping

Branched Pre-bonsai– from 4” pots 10-12” Tall – $35 Free Shipping

Good for workshop and classes!

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Kojo No Mai Cherry

Kojo No Mai Cherry

Kojo No Mai Cherry
Sample Of PreBonsai.Sample Pre-Bonsai wired, shaped and potted
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Kojo No Mai Cherry

"Prunus incisa ‘Kojo No Mai"

This new cultivar of Fuji flowering cherry has lovely profuse tightly clustered white flowers with pink centers bursting into blossom in spring on contorted branches. Also called Little Twist Cherry, the branches and trunks of Kojo No Mai Cherry have a zig zag growth habit which is quite unusual and are attractive in winter. The delicate autumn foliage becomes orange and maroon.The well rooted cuttings are small but have branching. The pre-bonsai trunks have been wired and shaped, now ready for potting. They are ready for refinement and potting into shohin bonsai pots. Excellent for small and shohin bonsai

Pre-bonsai from 5” pot- 4-6” Tall– $55 Free Shipping 

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Akebono Flowering Cherry

Akebono Flowering Cherry

Akebono Flowering Cherry
Flexible PreBonsai
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The Akebono Flowering Cherry

"Prunus x yedoensis Akebono"

The Akebono flowering cherry has fragrant dark pink single flowers in clusters. Small red fruit are produced in summer.The bright or delicate colored flowers make Japanese flowering cherry popular for spring appreciation. The new leaves are bronze turning dark green. Autumn brings colorful red and copper colored foliage. When the leaves drop the beautiful shiny bark can be appreciated. Each trunk has been wired and shaped to create movement. The plants are well established in four inch pots, the light branching is ready for wiring. Dark pink fragrant cherry blossoms welcome spring! Imagine the delicate cluster of the cherry blossoms welcoming spring!

1 Pre-bonsai from from 4” pot- 14-16”–  $35 Free Shipping SOLD OUT

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Yoshino Flowering Cherry

Yoshino Flowering Cherry

Yoshino Flowering Cherry
Pre-Bonsai
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Yoshino Flowering Cherry

Prunus x yedoensis "Yoshino"

The Yoshino flowering cherry has fragrant white or light pink single flowers in clusters in early spring before they leaf out. This abundantly blossoming cultivar is a popular ornamental tree for the garden. The bright and delicate flowers make Japanese flowering cherry popular for spring appreciation. When the leaves drop the beautiful shiny bark can be appreciated. Each trunk has been wired and shaped to create movement. Well established in four inch pots, the trunks have light branching and are ready for wiring. An abundance cluster of light pink flowers for your spring bonsai garden!

Pre-bonsai from 4” pot- 14-16”–  $35 Free Shipping

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Bonsai Training Container

Bonsai Training Container

Bonsai Training Container
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These brown plastic oval training containers with multiple knock out drainage holes are great for forests or single trees and economical for classes and workshops. The container can also be used as a water basin or saucer if the drainage holes are intact. One or two seedling bundles will generally fit well in this size container. A great training pot.

Container size: 17” x 12” x 2” deep

$25.00 FREE SHIPPING
CLASSICAL BONSAI ART

CLASSICAL BONSAI ART

CLASSICAL BONSAI ART
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OUT OF PRINT!

Classical Bonsai Art: 
A Half Century of Bonsai Study - The Creations & Passion of William N. Valavanis

9 x 12” Hardcover

256 Pages of Growing & Training Tips 
June 6, 2013 Release Date

Photos With Instructive Descriptions For:
Drastic Pruning of Maple & Deciduous Bonsai
Improving Design by Inarch Branch Grafting
Improving Deciduous Surface Roots
Bud Pinching Used to Limit Growth & Reduce Foliage Size
Bending & Moving Heavy Trunks & Branches
Juniper Approach Grafting
and more

Additional Information Presented On:
Selecting Containers for Bonsai
Plant Profiles
The Origin of Dwarf Cultivars
The Matsudaira Bonsai Collection

For 50 years graduate horticulturist and international bonsai educator, Wm. N. Valavanis, has studied and perfected his bonsai techniques which are clearly explained in this book. He gives guidelines for creating deciduous, narrow leaf evergreen and flowering & fruiting bonsai. Shohin bonsai are depicted and explained in detail. Using his knowledge and techniques he demonstrates through photos, the creation of 100 classic bonsai.

   OUT OF PRINT!

4th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Album

4th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Album

4th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Album
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2014 - 4th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Commemorative Album

See and study 320 of the finest bonsai in the United states, including 40 shohin bonsai compositions with 120 small size bonsai, displayed in the 4th US National Bonsai Exhibition held on September 13-14, 2014 in Rochester, New York. Over 125 species and plant cultivars were displayed which is representative of the trees trained for bonsai in our country.  Plus, bonsai from three special exhibitor groups from two provinces of Canada. Also included are bonsai from the leading botanical gardens and arboreta in this art form. One of the earliest bonsai to enter the Untied States in 1935 was on display, which was started from a cutting taken in 1802.

The exhibition was honored by Japanese dignitaries who traveled to the Untied States to see the U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition. Jiro Fukuda, Chairman of the Nippon Bonsai Association and Chairman of the World Bonsai Friendship Federation together with Mrs. Naemi Iwasaki, Vice-chairman of WBFF and Hatsuji Kato an advisor to WBFF came as well asother Japanese representative  Mr. Fukuda speaking of the exhibition said " the Japanese group came expecting to see beautiful bonsai but were surprised to see outstanding bonsai."
The regal beauty of the displayed masterpiece bonsai from the U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition were captured in magnificent full color photos to be immortalized in this album. 
Don't delay, order now to get your copy at the special pre-publication price!

224 full color pages

11 x 8.5" hardcover

Retail Price $69

Sale Price $50.00  + U.S. POSTAGE $7, POSTAGE CANADA $24.00, FOREIGN POSTAGE $34.00


3rd U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Commemorative Album

3rd U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Commemorative Album

3rd U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Commemorative Album
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2012- 3rd US NATIONAL BONSAI EXHIBITION ALBUM

See and study 248 of the finest bonsai in the United States as displayed in the 3rd US National Bonsai Exhibition held on June 9-10, 2012 in Rochester, New York. Magnificent full color photos of each bonsai in perfect color shows fine details so you can study the forms, species and styles of each artist’s best creations. Overall candid photos of the sales area and demonstrations complete this beautifully produced and horticulturary accurate book.

Order now to get the special pre-publication price!

208 full color pages

11 x 8.5”, hardcover

List price: $65.00 U.S.

ON SALE  $40 + US postage $7, postage to Canada $24.00, postage  other countries $34.00


2nd U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Commemorative Album

2nd U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Commemorative Album

2nd U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Commemorative Album
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2010 - 2nd  US NATIONAL BONSAI EXHIBITION ALBUM

See and study 226 of the finest bonsai masterpieces in the United States as displayed in the 2nd U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition on
June 12-13, 2010 in Rochester, New York. Magnificent full color photos of each displayed bonsai including 91 shohin bonsai, as well as candid views and three demonstrations. Relive memories from this historic event!

192 FULL COLOR PAGES   11 X 8.5”, HARDCOVER
List price: $65.00 U.S.

ON SALE $35.00  + U.S. POSTAGE $7, POSTAGE CANADA $24.00, FOREIGN POSTAGE $34.00
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