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2018
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Malus, Metasequoia, Morus, Olea, Picea

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Crab FlowersMalus (Flowering Crabapple) S\M\-30\Ls\B Deciduous trees. One of the most beautiful and useful small ornamental trees. Most trees under 25 feet, spreading sometimes to 20 feet. Some have pronounced weeping habits. Bare trees absolutely covered with flowers in spring are a sight to behold. Many also have showy fruit. Much used for bonsai, the problem has been to get trees that are not grafted. Almost all of the varieties offered here are cutting grown to avoid graft unions and will flower in one year. Cuttings are very vigorous, often growing more quickly than grafts. We have produced 4 inch trunks in 6 years when planted in the ground. Tops June be severely cut back to produce large trunks with exceptional taper, which is not feasible with grafts since such pruning stimulates the understock to sucker heavily.

Our cuttings are taken from mature flowering wood and are capable of flowering immediately. However, it is my experience that new cuttings June take a year or two to begin flowering under proper conditions. Crabs, like all apples, need a cold dormant period to set flowers and fruit. In general it takes 1000 hours of temperatures below 40F to satisfy this requirement. Smaller trees can even be kept in refrigerators. Most places in the US will have sufficiently cold weather, but I do not recommend crabs for Central and Southern Florida, Southern California, and other areas of the deep south. If in doubt, observe mature crabapples or apples in your community to see if they flower there, or contact your local Agricultural Extension Agent, or a reputable nursery.

Most 2 3/4 inch pots are whips with 1/4 inch caliper or larger and about ten inches tall. Older 2 3/4 inch pots and four inch pot plants have developed branching and 3/8+ inch trunks and many will have set fruit.

For more information see the article Crabapples for Bonsai........................................................ Malus species unknown

 


6100 Malus 'Donald Wyman' 15 feet x 15 feet . Dark green foliage. Profuse white flowers. Small shiny reddish orange fruits persisting all winter. Cuttings.  
2 3/4 INCH POTS $12
FOUR INCH POTS $18 
ONE GALLON SIZE $35


Donald Wyman
Donald Wyman Fruit

6130 Malus 'Hopa' Deep carmine buds opening to single pink flowers. Bright red fruits 3/4 inch. Foliage is grayish green, leaves 2 to 3 inches. This cultivar is more susceptible to disease than most others, so it should not be grown where scab and cedar apple rust is a problem. It's ease of flowering and fruiting as well as its nice branching habit make it excellent for bonsai where disease isn't a problem. Cuttings.  
 
ONE GALLON SIZE Available 2019 

6140 Malus 'Indian Magic' 20 feet x 20 feet ? rapid growth. Bronzy green foliage. Huge clusters of rose red flowers. Small red fruits turning to orange and persisting through winter. Cuttings.
2 3/4 INCH POTS $12
FOUR INCH $18
ONE GALLON SIZE $35


Indian Magic
Indian Magic Fall Color
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6160 Malus 'Liset' 15 feet x 15 feet moderate growth. Deep red purple foliage. Purple buds opening to reddish pink flowers. Purple red fruits. Cuttings.
ONE GALLON SIZE  $35 
Lizet
Malus Lizet Fruit

6170 Malus 'Louisa' Single magenta flowers on long weeping branches. One of the best weepers. Fruit is 1/2 inch and lemon gold. Cuttings.
2 3/4 INCH POTS $12 

 

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6175 Malus 'Madonna' compact upright tree to 18-20 feet x 15 feet. Double white fragrant flowers. Small brownish red fruits, not showy. Blooms early and long. Cuttings.
4 INCH POTS $18
ONE GALLON SIZE $35

6180 Malus 'Mary Potter' 20 feet x 20 feet ? vigorous growth. Dark green leaves. Pink flowers. Its ability to reliably set many flowers and fruit on a small plant and its twigginess make it one of the best for bonsai. A very vigorous and disease resistent cultivar. Cuttings.
FOUR INCH POTS $18
ONE GALLON SIZE $35 

 

Mary Potter
Mary Potter Fruit
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6190 Malus 'Oekonomierat Echtermeyer' 15 feet and spreading. Weeping form that can easily be maintained to any height since it grows in a succession of weeping leaders. Bronzy green foliage. Large purple red flowers all along its weeping branches. Medium sized 1 inch red fruits are attractive. Cuttings. 
FOUR INCH POTS $18 
ONE GALLON SIZE $35 
  
Echtermeyer
Echtermeyer Fruit



6195 Malus 'Prairie Fire' Upright growth to 20 feet. New leaves are purple turning to deep green. Flower buds are deep red purple. Flowers are single reddish purple followed by 1/2 inch deep red purple fruits. One of the best according to Fr. Fiala. Cuttings.
FOUR INCH POTS $18
ONE GALLON SIZE $35 
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prairiefire fruit

6200 Malus 'Profusion' 12 feet tall and upright. Purple foliage changing to bronzy green. Red purple flowers with a white center. Small bright red fruit. Cuttings.
FOUR INCH POTS $18
ONE GALLON SIZE $35 
 
Malus Profusion
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6210 Malus 'Radiant' 20 feet x 20 feet rapid growth. Purple red new foliage turning green. Pink flowers from deep red buds. 3/4 inch orange-red fruits. Cuttings.  
2 3/4 INCH POTS $12
FOUR INCH POTS $18
ONE GALLON $35
 


Malus Radiant
Malus Radiant Fruit

6220 Malus 'Red Jewel' 15 feet x 15 feet. Dark green leaves. White flowers. Small brilliant red fruit persisting. Cuttings.
2 3/4 INCH POTS $12 
ONE GALLON $35
 
Red Jewel



6250 Malus 'Snowdrift' 20 feet x 20 feet moderate growth. Green leaves. Profusion of deep pink buds open to pure white flowers. Many yellow orange small fruits persisting. The small flowers and fruit of this variety make it a good bonsai subject. Cuttings.
FOUR INCH POTS $18
ONE GALLON $35   
Snowdrift Fruit



6263 Malus sargentii 'Tina' This is a cultivar of sargentii which is a little smaller in leaf and habit. The flowers are dark pink opening to pure white creating a spectacular candy cane contrast of pink and white at the same time. It flowers very well and sets many orange red fruit . One of the finest cultivars for small bonsai. Due to the slow growing nature of this tree our one gallon plants are smaller and shrubbier than the other than our other Malus cultivars. 
2 3/4 INCH POTS $12
FOUR INCH POTS $18 
ONE GALLON SIZE $40 
  

Tina

6270 Malus 'Sugar Tyme' 20 feet Vigorous oval upright for Malus . Green foliage. Pink buds opening to white flowers. Persistent small red fruit. The profusion of fruit on this cultivar is incredible, large clusters of 50 or more hang from the branches all winter turning from bright red to an almost fluorescent red orange. One of the best for bonsai. Cuttings.
2 3/4 INCH POTS $12
FOUR INCH POTS $18

ONE GALLON SIZE $35
Sugar Tyme
Sugar Tyme fruit


6280 Malus toringoides. Cutleaf Crabapple. Upright shrubby growth to 15 feet. Deeply lobed leaves 1 to 2 inches (the most deeply incised leaves of any crab I have seen). A rare tree seldom used in the trade because of its not very showy flowers, but one of the best fruit shows according to Fr. Fiala. Flowers are small and white. Fruit is apricot yellow with a reddish blush on the sun side. There is some discrepancy about the fruit size in Fiala's book. One contributor says 1 to 2 cm (about 1/2 inch) and the other says 1 to 2 inches. These cuttings were grown from immature seedling stock plants that have not flowered or fruited yet, so I cannot know for sure. Crabs can take up to 20 years or more to mature (flower and fruit) and I have had these stock plants for over twenty years, so I am expecting them to flower any year now. Maturity can be sped up by allowing flat out growth, so I recommend planting these out and letting them grow freely until they flower. This is the first year we have offered them. This is a traditional bonsai species in Japan. Cutting grown plants from almost mature trees.
ONE GALLON SIZE $35 .......................................................
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6290 Malus 'Weeping Candied Apple' 15 feet weeping form. Green foliage, soft pink flowers, small bright red fruit. Cuttings.
ONE GALLON SIZE $35

Candied Apple
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6300 Malus sieboldii x Selected Seedling of one of the Zumi hybrids. This is a 'Calacarpa' seedling that is similar to 'Bobwhite' with pinkish buds, white flowers and very small yellow fruits. We are offering this unnamed seedling because of its superior bonsai qualities of small well lobed leaves and small fruit. Its growth habit is quite similar to Malus sargentii, but it will flower and fruit better. The lower picture is the fall color of leaves and fruit. This is a cutting grown plant and is capable of flowering and fruiting immediately.
2 3/4 INCH POTS $12
FOUR INCH POTS $18
ONE GALLON SIZE $35
sieboldii
sieboldiifruit
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6350 Metasequoia glyptostroboides (Dawn Redwood) S\M\-20\Ls\B Deciduous conifer. Upright growth to 90 feet very similar in appearance to Coast Redwood except that the foliage is finer and it is deciduous! Fall color is orange brown. Very fast growing and very adaptable even growing in wet conditions if soil is sandy and well drained. Makes a most interesting bonsai. Our 2 3/4 inch pot size are relatively straight and are pruned down to about 18 inches (these are very nice, big trees). Trunk caliper is 1/4 inch or greater. One gallon size plants are grown out and pruned down to about 16 inches with trunk caliper of 3/4 inches. Neither size will have much in the way of branches since young trees tend to shed their branches each year. This is not a liability since branches started too early tend to become too fat relative the the trunk diameter as the trees age. For bonsai, all the initial emphasis should be on trunk development. After the trunk is completed, final branches can be started.  
FOUR INCH POTS $18 

Metasequoia

6460 Morus bombycis 'Unryu' Contorted Mulberry. This cultivar can make fantastic larger bonsai where the size of the 3 to 4 inch leaves won't matter. The contorted branches also make a good winter silhouette. This is a female cultivar that will fruit every year even without a pollinator. The one inch black fruit are showy and edible.
FOUR INCH POTS $18 

6570 Olea europaea (Common Olive)S\D\15\Ls\B Evergreen small trees. Native to the Mediterranean. Source of olive oil. Dull gray leaves about 1 1/2 inch long, will reduce to less than one inch for bonsai. Develops huge swollen base (nebari) after some years. Easy to root prune and transplant. Excellent bonsai subject.
For more information see the article Olive for bonsai
FOUR INCH POTS $18 
 
Olea europaea

6572 Olea europaea (dwarf form) (Common Olive)S\D\15\Ls\B Similar to the species above except this form has dwarf dark green leaves and a much smaller and shrubbier form. Excellent for smaller bonsai; it forms the same wonderful swollen root crown after many years.
FOUR INCH POTS $18 

Picea (Spruce) S\M\-50\RG\Ls\B Evergreen trees and shrubs. Easy to grow conifers. Many species and varieties including many dwarfs that are invaluable for landscape and rock garden use. We no longer any Picea, but we have kept the listings for informational purposes.

A word of caution about Yezo spruce and Sachalin spruce: There is a great deal of confusion surrounding the naming of these two species, especially in the use of the common names. Many bonsai artists speak of 'Yezo Spruce' when the plant to which they are referring is actually P. glehnii. We cannot be responsible for how people use common names. We guarantee that our plants are in fact named correctly botanically, so please try to determine which species it is that you would like to order. In general, P. glehnii is the smaller, slower growing species of the two with needle length about 1/2 inch, and dark green. It can be difficult to grow. Most of the time, when people ask for "Ezo Spruce" they really want P. glehnii. Picea jezoensis, also called Ezo Spruce or Edo Spruce or Yeddo Spruce, is slightly larger, faster growing with green needles from about 3/4 to 1 inch long. Picea jezoensis hondoensis, or Hondo Spruce, has slightly bluish green needles of about 1 to 1 1/2 inches long and is the fastest growing of the three, and more widely adaptable. Picea orientalis actually has the shortest needles of the three, and grows strongly and densely despite its diminuative habit. The branchlets are a bit more angular than the others.

We are phasing out Picea species, but will leave this discriptive portion for your information.

7065 Picea glehnii (Sachalin Spruce) S\PS\M\-30\LS\B A traditional bonsai plant with very short bright green needles (about 1/2inch). Very slow growing, four year old plants June only be 6 inches tall. Exfoliating chocolate brown bark develops as the tree ages. These plants are seedlings and are very difficult to find in this country. See the notes under Picea for more information.
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7070 Picea jezoensis hondoensis (Yezo Spruce, Hondo Spruce) S\PS\M\-50\B Long used for bonsai in Japan, this plant is difficult to find in the US. It has very short blue green needles and is used for formal upright bonsai and for group plantings. The foliage is slightly bluer and larger than the species P. jezoensis. See the notes under Picea for more information. Seedlings.
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7075 Picea orientalis (Oriental Spruce) S\PS\M\-20\Ls\B A very adaptable spruce, surviving nicely even in very hot climates, some afternoon protection needed as bonsai. Very dark green foliage is some of the shortest of any spruce, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Grows about three to six inches a year, eventually reaching over 100 feet. In youth it is a slow growing fat cone that is very neat and tidy.
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