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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 $35.

Shipping & Handling – FREE SHIPPING Bare-root seedlings are only available from mid January through March 2018 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. Transplant when buds are swollen and before they start to open. Tap roots and heavy roots should be lightly trimmed when planting to encourage an abundance of fibrous 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.

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Momo No Haru Azalea

Momo No Haru Azalea

Momo No Haru Azalea
Pre-Bonsai Sample
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Rhododendron indicum ‘Momo No Haru’

Satsuki azaleas are appreciated for their beautiful colorful blossoms and interesting trunks. Generally more emphasis is given to the flowers, so cultivars with larger blooms are used more often to display their beauty. Momo No Haru is a dwarf cultivar of satsuki azaleas with small foliage which turns reddish in autumn for another season of appreciation. The flowers are quite small, one inch, for satsuki azaleas. This makes Momo No Haru them ideal for small and shohin size bonsai. The blossoms are a vivid dark pink and star shaped. Like all azaleas, Momo No Haru, have a fibrous root system which makes transplanting and root pruning easier. These single trunk plants have been trimmed and grown for bonsai. Although azaleas have a reputation for having brittle wood, these plants are flexible and subtle shapes can be created. The container grown plants are from 4” pots and 1 gal. containers, full of flower buds for a late spring blossoming period.

Large Pre-bonsai from 1gal. 8-12” Tall– $60 Free Shipping 

Small Pre-bonsai from 4” pot 6-8” Tall– Sold Out

Good for workshop and classes!

Larger image depicts a deleloped bonsai forest, ceramic pot not included. 


Sekka Hinoki Cypress

Sekka Hinoki Cypress

Sekka Hinoki Cypress
beforeafter wiring
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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. Thefoliage is tight and must be thinned out to find the branches. Very winter hardy, this plant is also becoming a popular with dwarf conifercollectors. These pre-bonsai Sekka hinoki cypress are single trunk, quite bushy and can be easily pruned, wired and shaped into impressive bonsai during a three hour workshop.  A few older larger specimens which were stock plants for cuttings are available for pick up only or delivery to bonsai conventions. Great for club workshops or classes!

Pre-bonsai- 1 gal. 6-8” Tall– $40 Free Shipping

Good for workshop and classes!

Click on smaller images to see before and after wiring images.
Larger image depicts a developed bonsai, ceramic pot not included.

Kishu Sargent Juniper

Kishu Sargent Juniper

Kishu Sargent Juniper
Sample Of PreBonsai
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Juniperus chinensis ‘Shimpaku Kishu’ 

Sargent juniper, also called Shimpaku, is a favorite among 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 deep 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– $65 Free Shipping

Good for workshop and classes!

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Larger image depicts a developed bonsai, ceramic pot not included. 

Rough Bark Japanese Maple Seedling

Rough Bark Japanese Maple Seedling

Rough Bark Japanese Maple Seedling
seedling sample
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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 - 8-12” Tall– SOLD OUT

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Larger image depicts a developed bonsai, ceramic pot not included. 

Koto Hime Japanese Maple

Koto Hime Japanese Maple

Koto Hime Japanese Maple
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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! SOLD OUT

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Larger image depicts a developed bonsai , ceramic pot not included. 

Dwarf Japanese Maple

Dwarf Japanese Maple

Dwarf Japanese Maple
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 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 foliageThese trees have been field grown to develop trunks and twigs for two years and are excellent for workshops. They are sought after 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!     

One Branched pre-bonsai-10-20” Tall SOLD OUT

Good for workshop.

Larger image depicts a developed bonsai, ceramic pot not included.

Trident Maple

Trident Maple

Trident Maple
10 seedling bundlemedium trident sampleLarge trident sample
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Acer buergerianum 

The Trident maple is one of the best deciduous species for forest and single trunk bonsai. The small, dark green trilobed leaves turn yellow and orange in autumn.  They grow quickly in trunk caliber and thin, delicate twigs are attractive in winter when the structural beauty of the bonsai can be enjoyed.  The unique ability of Trident maple roots to grow together and “web” makes it the finest species for root over rock style. New shoots grow quickly from old wood after drastic pruning. Flexible slender seedlings great for thread grafting roots and branches. The larger specimens are great for workshps or larger forest. Develops superb surface roots!  

10 Tree Bareroot Seedling Bundle- 6-18” Tall – $50. Free Shipping
Pre-Bonsai- from 4" pot. 10-12" Tall- $35. Free Shipping

Pre-Bonsai--from 1 gal. 16-20" Tall- Sold Out

Good for workshop and classes!

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Larger image depicts a developed bonsai, ceramic pot not included. 


Japanese Hornbeam Bundle

Japanese Hornbeam Bundle

Japanese Hornbeam Bundle
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Carpinus japonica

The popular Japanese hornbeam has beautiful distinctive foliage, large ornamental hanging fruit and light colored bark. The leaves turn clear yellow in autumn and suddenly drop. Fruit pods develop in spring, even on young specimens, and have a reddish blush during the summer. They persist until autumn when they turn tan and often last through the winter. The vigor of these seedlings is outstanding and trunks will soon thicken to make fine individual specimens. The roots quickly develop a fibrous root system. A great species for shohin bonsai. Create your own miniature Japanese hornbeam forest.

10 Unbranched Seedling Bundle - 4-12” Tall– $50 Free Shipping
Good for workshop.

Larger image depicts a developed bonsai, ceramic pot not included.  

Korean Hornbeam Bundle

Korean Hornbeam Bundle

Korean Hornbeam Bundle
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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. There are three sizes in each bundle which helps to give the appearance of age to the forest planting.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!    

 10 Unbranched Seedling Bundle - 4-18” Tall – $60 Free Shipping

Good for workshop and classes!

Larger image depicts a developed bonsai, ceramic pot not included. 

Japanese Red Pine Bundle

Japanese Red Pine Bundle

Japanese Red Pine Bundle
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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- 6-10” Tall – NO LONGER AVAILABLE
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European Beech

European Beech

European Beech
10 seedling bundle
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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!

Pre-Bonsai-field grown  18-24" Tall Sold Out 

Larger image depicts a deleloped bonsai forest, ceramic pot not included. 

Buttercup Winterhazel

Buttercup Winterhazel

Buttercup Winterhazel
Pre Bonsai
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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 and full of plum flower buds. A burst of spring joy!

Pre-bonsai-field grown- 10-16” Tall– $40 Free Shipping

Good for workshop and classes!  SOLD OUT !

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American Witch Hazel

American Witch Hazel

American Witch Hazel
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Hamamelis virginiana

The American witch Hazel is a North American understory shrub which forms interesting trunks, however it is cultivated for its most unusual flowers. It is the last woody plant to blossom in October and November after leaf drop with small yellow fragrant spider like flowers. The foliage is clear yellow before dropping. These well established plants have been trimmed several times a year for four years and have great tapering trunks, full of branches.  Imagine an autumn blossoming bonsai in your collection! 

Pre-bonsai from 5” pot- 10-12” Tall– $55 Free ShippingClick on smaller image to view spent flowers.

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Dawn Redwood

Dawn Redwood

Dawn Redwood
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Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Unlike the “true” Redwoods native to California, the Dawn redwood, native to China, is a deciduous conifer which is quite winter hardy in northern areas of the United States. The delicate appearing foliage appears to be feathery and is bright green in spring. Autumn brings a bronze coloring before all the foliage drops revealing branches. This fast growing species develops quickly with rough bark adding impact to the bonsai design. Although most bonsai are trained in the formal upright style, any upright form is suitable according to the growth charcteristics. Forest plantings are popular if different size trunks are available.

Pre-bonsai– from 1 gal. 18-20” Tall Sold out
5 Unbranched Seedling Bundle - 10-12” Tall– $40 Free Shipping



Larger image depicts a deleloped bonsai forest, ceramic pot not included.


Chinese Quince

Chinese Quince

Chinese Quince
Pre Bonsai
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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, grows quickly. 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 – $35 Free Shipping

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

Good for workshop and classes!

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Larger image depicts a developed bonsai, ceramic pot not included. 

Japanese Larch Bundle

Japanese Larch Bundle

Japanese Larch Bundle
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Larix kaempferi

Japanese larch are deciduous conifers. Early spring is the best time of the year to appreciate the small delicate opening buds, they look artificial. Following a summer of light green needles they will turn golden yellow in autumn before droppping displaying beautiful twigs with large buds. Japanese larch are quite winter hardy and will not thrive in warm climates with high humidity. Trees have been grown and graded for height and trunk diameter to create forest bonsai.

5 Trees from 3-4” pots 8-18” Tall– SOLD OUT

Larger image depicts a deleloped bonsai forest, ceramic pot not included. 


Kojo No Mai Cherry

Kojo No Mai Cherry

Kojo No Mai Cherry
Sample Of PreBonsai.
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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- 6-8” Tall– $60 Free Shipping 

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Akebono Flowering Cherry

Akebono Flowering Cherry

Akebono Flowering Cherry
Flexible PreBonsai
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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”–   

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Larger image depicts a mature bonsai, ceramic pot not included. 

Yoshino Flowering Cherry

Yoshino Flowering Cherry

Yoshino Flowering Cherry
Pre-Bonsai
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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”–  $40 Free Shipping.

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Larger image depicts a developed bonsai, ceramic pot not included. 
Okame Flowering Cherry

Okame Flowering Cherry

Okame Flowering Cherry
Pre-Bonsai sample
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Prunus incam 'Okame'

This hybrid flowering cherry from England has single pink flowers with red centers. The delicate flowers appear throughout the plant, even on young branches. These select plants have been cutting grown in 3” pots and have been trimmed to develop branches for training into small to medium size bonsai. They are now ready for wiring and shaping into delightful bonsai.

Branched Pre-bonsai– from 3” pots 8-12” Tall– $35 Free Shipping

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Dwarf Stewartia

Dwarf Stewartia

Dwarf Stewartia
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Stewartia monadelpha

Dwarf stewartia (a member of the Camellia family) are grown for the light-brown, cinnamon-colored bark, small white flowers, bright orange autumn foliage and distinct long dormant vegetative buds. The fine twigs also make Dwarf stewartia an excellent choice for shohin bonsai and winter appreciation. This species is extremely difficult to find outside of Japan. These seedlings have different size crooked trunks and have a fibrous root system which make them excellent for forest style bonsai. The larger size makes a good main tree. A true rare find in the bonsai world!

1 Bareroot Seedling - 12-20” Tall–SOLD OUT

Larger image depicts a deleloped bonsai forest, ceramic pot not included. 


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
5th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Album

5th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Album

5th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Album
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2016- 5th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Album

See and study over 300 of the finest bonsai in the United States displayed in the 5th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition held on September 10-11, 2016 in Rochester, New York. Over 100 different species are beautifully photographed and printed in the high quality exhibition album featuring every bonsai displayed. The beauty of over 100 shohin bonsai are displayed in addition to ten special exhibits from the leading botanical garden and arboreta in the country. Candid photos of the sales area and demonstrations complete this beautifully produced and horticulturally accurate book. Trees from 37 States.

Every Album is unique, with it's own set of trees.

Hardcover, 224 full color pages

Retail Price $69 

Sale price  only $55 + U.S. POSTAGE $7, POSTAGE CANADA $28.00, FOREIGN POSTAGE $38.00

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. 224 full color pages

Every Album is unique, with it's own set of trees.

11 x 8.5" hardcover

Retail Price $69

Sale Price $50.00  + U.S. POSTAGE $7, POSTAGE CANADA $28.00, FOREIGN POSTAGE $38.00


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.

Every Album is unique, with it's own set of trees.

208 full color pages    11 x 8.5”, hardcover

List price: $65.00 U.S.

ON SALE  $40 + US postage $7, postage to Canada $28.00, postage  other countries $38.00


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! 

Every Album is unique, with it's own set of trees.
Soon to be out of print.
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 $28.00, FOREIGN POSTAGE $38.00
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