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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 late January through March 2019 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 if you have a preferred shipping date when you check out.

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. 


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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 an expect package to arrive by Friday. Order early to reserve plants and avoid disappoinment. Available from late January to end of March.

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Japanese Black Pine Tall– Pinus thunbergii

Japanese Black Pine Tall– Pinus thunbergii

Japanese Black Pine Tall– Pinus thunbergii
left frontside view
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Japanese Black Pine Tall– "Pinus thunbergii" 
Japanese black pines are one of the finest and easiest pine species for bonsai training. They are vigorous with dark green needles which quickly reduce in size with the correct decandling techniques. Rough bark quickly develops as the trees age. The root system has mycorrhizae (white symbiotic fungus) which creates a healthy vigorous specimen. Trimmed several times, a great selection of branches have developed and have shorter needles then normal. These tall specimens, container grown in 1 gal. pots have loads of branches, trunk movement and are ready for serious development into elegant bonsai. Great for club workshops or classes on pine bonsai!

Pre-bonsai– 1 gal, tall trunks 18-22” $85 Free Shipping!

Images depict several views of a sample pre-bonsai.


 
Japanese Black Pine­– Short Gnarled Trunk

Japanese Black Pine­– Short Gnarled Trunk

Japanese Black Pine­– Short Gnarled Trunk
SAMPLE WIREDSAMPLE'S GNARLED TRUNK
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These Japanese black pines have been grown in a 1 gal. pot and trained to present a short gnarled trunk. Using the common Japanese bonsai techniques, the trunks were tightly wired with heavy aluminum wire and formed into contorted shapes. The wire remains on the trunk and bites into the bark, thus the beautiful shapes are formed. It can remain on the trunks forever as the new bark covers the wire. If noticeable, the wire can be carefully removed. The trees have been trimmed to develop many branches for selecting and training into beautiful bonsai in a short period of time. Their size makes them ideal for creating shohin or dynamic small size bonsai. The bushy specimens are loaded with mycorrhizae indicating excellent health and vigor. Shape an unusual small bonsai with a gnarled trunk in a workshop!

Pre-bonsai– 1 gal, short gnarled trunks 10-12” Sold out!

Images depict several views of a sample pre-bonsai.


 
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 ‘Arakawa.’ Many of these seedlings have shown the characteristic rough bark at a young age. These seedlings are from my forty year old garden tree which is covered with rough bark and has survived over 30 winters in Rochester, N.Y. Each seedling has been root pruned to encourage surface roots. Branches will quickly develop. Bright autumn colors are reliable for these choice seedlings established in three inch pots.

Seedling– 3” pot, 12-16” $40 Free Shipping!
 

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

 
Trident Maple

Trident Maple

Trident Maple
sample 4" pot5 trees community potpre bonsai 1 gal,
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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 quickly grow in trunk caliper and thin twigs are attractive in winter when the structual beauty can be enjoyed. New shoots grow from old wood and after drastic pruning. Flexible slender seedlings are great for thread grafting roots and branches. The larger specimens are great for workshops or larger bonsai.

5 trees in community pots– 12-15”– $50 Free Shipping!
Pre-bonsai– 3” POT, 10-12”– $25 Free Shipping!
Pre-bonsai– 1 gal, 14-18”– $55 Free Shipping!


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


 
Dwarf Stewartia

Dwarf Stewartia

Dwarf Stewartia
Cinnamon colored bark
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Stewartia monodelpha

Dwarf stewartia (a member of the Camellia family) are grown for the light-brown, cinnamon-colored bark, small white flowers, beautiful orange autumn foliage and distinct long dormant buds. The fine twigs also make Dwarf stewartia an excellent choice for shohin bonsai and for winter appreciation. Often displayed in winter to appreciate the unusual beautiful bark. Difficult to find outside Japan. These vigorous seedlings have light branching and a fibrous root system which make them excellent for forest bonsai. A true rare find in the bonsai world.

 Pre-bonsai– 4” pot, 10-12” $40 Free Shipping!

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


 
Koto Hime Japanese Maple

Koto Hime Japanese Maple

Koto Hime Japanese Maple
3" POT
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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 3” pots. Surface roots quickly develop from cuttings and develop heavy trunks when pot grown. The natural growth habit is upright, so horizontal branching needs to be shaped with wire. Short dense bonsai can be developed in a few seasons with this easy to grow select cultivar. Add this small treasure to your bonsai collection. 

 Pre-bonsai– 3” pot, 6-10” $35 Free Shipping!

Click on smaller image to see Pre Bonsai sample.
Larger image depicts a developed bonsai , ceramic pot not included. 
 
Dwarf Japanese Maple

Dwarf Japanese Maple

Dwarf Japanese Maple
6" plastic Bonsai pot
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 Acer palmatum

Unlike the common Japanese maple, these select seedlings are dwarf in plant character with short internodes with dense twigs. 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. Well branched with short internodes, small leaves and ready for bonsai pots. These trees were field grown to develop trunks and one year in a pot to develop twigs with trimming. An unusual Japanese maple for your bonsai collection!   Good for workshop!

Pre-bonsai– 4” pot, 16-20”– $65 Free Shipping!
Bonsai– 6” plastic bonsai pot, 10-14”– $90 Free Shipping!

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

 
European Beech

European Beech

European Beech
Pre- Bonsai Sample
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Fagus sylvatica

Beech are a beautiful species primarily grown for their white bark, long buds and fine twigs. The dark green leaves turn bright yellow in autumn. The winter bronze leaves often persist throughout the winter. These seedlings were field grown to develop thick trunks and are now beginning to branch. Trunks become white in about six years. The trained pre-bonsai have light branching and often smaller foliage than Japanese beech. Some of the branches have been wired to improve the elegant shape. Train a tree with beautiful bark!

Pre-bonsai– 1 gal, 18-24”– $90 Free Shipping

Larger image depicts a deleloped bonsai forest, ceramic pot not included.
Click on smaller image to view Pre- Bonsai sample.

 
Japanese Red Pine

Japanese Red Pine

Japanese Red Pine
Developed Tree
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Pinus densiflora

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


3 bare-root seedlings– 5-8”– $30 Free Shipping!

Both images depicts a developed bonsai, ceramic pot not included.

 
Buttercup Winterhazel

Buttercup Winterhazel

Buttercup Winterhazel
pre- Bonsai sampleWINTER HAZEL FLOWER
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Corylopsis 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. They have a spreading growth habit and are well rooted and are ready for shaping and training. Full of plump flower buds.
 
Pre-bonsai– 4” pot, 8-10” $40 Free Shipping!

Larger image depicts a developed bonsai, ceramic pot not included.  
Smaller image depicts pre-bonsai sample.

 
Itoigawa Sargent Juniper

Itoigawa Sargent Juniper

Itoigawa Sargent Juniper
Sample
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Juniperus chinensis ‘Shimpaku Itoigawa’  
Sargent juniper, also called Shimpaku juniper, is a favorite bonsai subject. The bright green foliage is more delicate and refined than the common Shimpaku juniper. They quickly develop and are easy to maintain. Branches can withstand quite a bit of bending into extreme bends as well as delicate forms. Started from cuttings they were previously wired for trunk movement. Create your own bonsai with bright green foliage!

Pre-bonsai– 4” nursery pots, 8-12” $55 Free Shipping!

Great for club workshops.

Larger image depict sample trees after wiring. 

Smaller image depicts sample tree before wiring. 

Pre-bonsai  are not sold wired and are in 4" nursery pots.


 

 

 
Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

Dwarf Hinoki Cypress
Pre-Bonsai before shaping and repotting
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Chamaecyparis obtuse ‘Nana Gracilis’

Hinoki cypresses are prized for their elegant fern like dark green foliage which lies flat. This slow growing cultivar is popular for rock gardens. The branches are quite pliable and simply pinched with fingers to avoid brown tips. These pre-bonsai Dwarf hinoki cypress are ready to be shaped and recommended for workshops. They are bushy and can be shaped into impressive bonsai during a three hour workshop. Great for club workshops or classes!

Pre-bonsai– 4” nursery pot, 10-14”– $55 Free Shipping!


Smaller image depict pre-bonsai sample. 
Large image depict a sample tree after wiring and repotting.
Pre-bonsai are not sold wired. Ceramic pot not included.
 
Taiwan Boxwood

Taiwan Boxwood

Taiwan Boxwood
Yellow FlowersTrunk Character
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Buxus harlandii 

Originally from China the Taiwan Boxwood is not often seen the American nursery trade. It is primarily cultivated and trained for bonsai because of the unusual, white beautiful bark texture. It also has profuse small yellow flowers in late winter to spring which are fragrant. The small dark green leaves are longer than wide. Although larger size bonsai can be trained, smaller bonsai can be developed because they grow quicker than Kingsville Boxwood. Although winter hardy, the Taiwan Boxwood can also easily be grown indoors. Create an unusual bonsai with rough bark and yellow flowers.

 Pre-bonsai– 4” pot, 6-10”– $40 Free Shipping!     SOLD OUT!

Larger image depicts a sample pre-bonsai after wiring and repoting and a sample pre-bonsai.
Smaller images depict yellow flowers and trunk character.

Pre-Bonsai sold unwired in a 4" nursery pot. Ceramic pot not included.
 
Sekka Hinoki Cypress

Sekka Hinoki Cypress

Sekka Hinoki Cypress
Pre- Bonsai Sample
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Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Sekka’  

Sekka hinoki cypress have a compact growth habit which are excellent for small and shohin bonsai. The dark green foliage is tight and  must be thinned out to find the branches. These pre-bonsai are single trunk, quite bushy and can be easily pruned, wired and shaped into impressive bonsai during a workshop. The foliage is quite tight and tends not to die back. Great for club workshops or classes! 

Pre-bonsai– 1 gal, 10-14” $60 Free Shipping! 

Good for workshop and classes!

Click on smaller images to see image of pre -Bonsai.
Larger image depicts a developed bonsai, ceramic pot not included.

 
Chinese Quince

Chinese Quince

Chinese Quince
1 gallon sample4" pot sample6 seedling community pot
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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 early 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 can  be best appreciated in the winter. All plants are seedlings from one of our bonsai and have excellent roots. The tall trunks can easily be wired into interesting shapes or created into a forest bonsai. Unlike the Japanese quince, the Chinese quince is a fast grower. Chinese quince has it all– flowers, fruit, exfoliating bark and bright autumn color!

6 seedlings– 2” pot, 14-16”– $55 Free Shipping!
Pre-bonsai– 4” pot 16-20”– $40 Free Shipping

Pre-bonsai– 1 gal, 16-20”– $90 Free Shipping  
Sold Out!

Click on smaller image to view Pre-Bonsai and seedling.
Larger image depicts a developed bonsai, ceramic pot not included. 

 
Momo No Haru Azalea

Momo No Haru Azalea

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

This choice cultivar of Satsuki azalea has beautiful pink flowers which are small, unlike other cultivars. This dwarf cultivar has small foliage which makes it superb for shohin bonsai or larger specimens as well. The compact root system is suitable for potting into bonsai containers now. These Momo No Haru satsuki azaleas have been trained for single trunk bonsai, unlike the commonly available multiple trunk plants. The flexible branches can easily be wired and shaped into bonsai forms. Enjoy a month of pink colorful blossoms.

Pre-bonsai– 1 gal, 8-12”– $60 Free Shipping!

Good for workshop and classes!

Smaller  image depicts a  pre-bonsai sample.


 
Snow Goose Flowering Cherry

Snow Goose Flowering Cherry

Snow Goose Flowering Cherry
Pre- Bonsai Sample
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Prunus serrulata ‘Snow Goose'

Snow Goose Japanese flowering cherry has lovely small dainty single white blossoms. They explode in early spring presenting the appearance of snow geese flying. The stems are flexible and can easily be shaped on these plants, now ready for pruning and wiring. Lightly branched they have an upright growth habit. The small flowers are perfect for small size bonsai. Full of plump flower buds for spring flowering burst of color!

Pre-bonsai– 4” pot, 12-16” $40 Free Shipping!

Smaller image depicts Pre- Bonsai sample.


 
Kojo No Mai Cherry

Kojo No Mai Cherry

Kojo No Mai Cherry
Sample
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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 have a zig zag growth habit which is unusual and attractive in winter. The delicate autumn foliage becomes orange and maroon. The small plants have been trimmed and are ready for shaping into shohin bonsai or for growing on to larger trees. Beautiful bountiful blossoms!

Pre-Bonsai– 4” pot, 6-10” $55 SOLD OUT!

Larger image depicts a developed bonsai, ceramic pot not included.
Smaller image depicts Pre-Bonsai sample.

 
Okame Flowering Cherry

Okame Flowering Cherry

Okame Flowering Cherry
Pre- Bonsai Sample
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Prunus incisa ‘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. Autumn brings clear yellow attractive foliage. These select plants have been cutting grown in 4” pots and have been trimmed to develop branches for training into small or medium size bonsai. They are now ready for wiring and shaping into delightful bonsai. Although the trunks are heavy, they can still be wired. Great for creating shohin bonsai and can be potted directly into small bonsai pots. Enjoy a delightful pink spring flowering bonsai!

Pre-bonsai– 4” pot, 9-12”– $40 Free Shipping!

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Weeping Yoshino Flowering Cherry

Weeping Yoshino Flowering Cherry

Weeping Yoshino Flowering Cherry
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Prunus x yedonensis ‘Shidare’

The Weeping Yoshino flowering cherry has fragrant white flowers in clusters. Small red fruit are produced in summer. The bright delicate colored flowers make this weeping cultivar of cherry popular for spring appreciation. The new leaves are bronze turning dark green. Autumn brings colorful red and copper colored foliage. When leaves drop the beautiful shiny bark can be appreciated. Weeping branching can easily be trained into attractive bonsai. White fragrant cherry blossoms welcome spring! 
 
Pre-bonsai– 4” pot, 10-12”– $40 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
 
6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Album

6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Album

6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Album
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2018- 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition Album
Each album is unique and contains their own set of trees.

Only 5 trees have ever been shown twice at the U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition. See and study over 300 of the finest bonsai in the United States displayed in the 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition held on September 8-9, 2018 in Rochester, New York. Well over 100 different species, 5 species never exhibited before at a U.S. National Exhibition, 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 special exhibits from the leading botanical gardens and arboretums in the country. Candid photos of the sales area and demonstrations complete this beautifully produced and horticulturally accurate book. Trees from 27 States, 11 Arboretums, Canada and Puerto Rico. Hardcover, 240 pages in full color. Not only can you view master piece Bonsai , it is a great way to study them. If you study the styles, dimensions, proportions and ratios of these beautiful trees, you will develope a better understanding of their grace.  This knowledge will help you develop your own outstanding trees. Please order now and help support the publication of this great Bonsai album.

Retail Price $69 

Pre-Publication price only $55 + U.S. Postage $7, Postage CANADA $28.00,
International POSTAGE $38.00
Will be published in 2019

 
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