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2018
Specimen Catalog
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Specimen plants are one of a kind offerings. These are larger plants and/or more fully trained plants for bonsai, or plants so rare that they are best sold individually. Each plant is individually described, identified, and pictured. Prices vary according to the degree of training, caliper, and sheer potential for bonsai. This list will be constantly changing, so check back often for new listings. Plants are organized in the same fashion as our regular catalog, alphabetically by genus and species. Please refer to the Plant Catalog for the general species description. Be sure to use each plant's individual code number for ordering purposes.

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This is a very exciting development for our nursery. We have been growing most of these plants for over ten years just to be able to offer exciting potential bonsai. You will find them fully described, including size, shape, caliper, nebari, trunk movement, etc. The strong and weak points of each plant will be listed. Often there will also be a tentative plan described for future development. We hope you will enjoy exploring them!

Trident Maple, Acer buergerianum









Hedge Maple, Acer campestre
Hedge maple is a an excellent tree for beginners. It is tough and easy to grow. It grows fast giving you a lot to do, but the leaves and internodes reduce nicely. It is very widely adapted.
More trees coming soon.


Acer ginnala, Amur maple. The following maples are very old seedlings started in 1991. They have always been kept small and have been continually pruned back. All are in one gallon pots that have been cut down, so they are ready for bonsai pots. They are trunk finished and most have all their major branches. The branches will need development from this point, although  some already have a good degree of ramification. These are Fall photos (2015) so that you can see the structure and get a clear view of the trunk. The trunks have been painted with lime sulfur so that the lower portions that are water stained will match the light gray bark. This coloration will even out by spring. Amur maple has a lot of deadwood in nature, and the wood is soft and rots easily, so a wood hardener is recommended as soon as the desired deadwood color is obtained.


0425-013 Acer ginnala   Wonderful 2 1/2 inch base and buttressed nebari. Good trunk movement. Plenty of branches to work with.
Tree in shortened one gallon pot$ 450..........................................................
Amur maple




0500-005 Acer palmatum   Japanese Maple. These Japanese maples are over 40 years old, probably closer to 50 now since I acquired them some years ago. They are a grafted dwarf cultivar, but we do not know which one. I do know it is neither 'Kiyohime', nor 'Yuri Hime'. They were dug from an old nursery, root pruned, top pruned and put directly into these pots. That was about five years ago, so they are well established and the large stubs from the branch pruning are mostly gone and now transition nicely to smaller branching. This is a very slow process and now nearly complete. The caliper is about 3 inches above the enlarged base, which you can compare to the 16 inch box. This one has an exceptional base and is probably the best of the lot.
Specimen in 16 inch square Anderson Flat  $1500
Japanese maple





0975-215 Ampelopsis bevipedunculata   Porcelain Berry. This is  a vine similar to Virginia Creeper, and like Virginia Creeper it can be used as an excellent accent plant in cascade pot on a tall stand. It's claim to fame are the unusual small porcelain berries. These turn blue just about the time the yellow Fall color appears, so it is an excellent accent plant for a Fall show. It has an unusual growth pattern. It loses nearly all of its viney branches in the winter leaving a central stump that get gets a little bigger each year, 1 1/2 inches in this case. You can clearly see this in the photos here and below. Even though these plants are still in one gallon pots, they are over 25 years old.
Tree in one gallon pot $350
porcelain berry


0975-220 Ampelopsis bevipedunculata   Porcelain Berry. This is  a vine similar to Virginia Creeper, and like Virginia Creeper it can be used as an excellent accent plant in cascade pot on a tall stand. It's claim to fame are the unusual small porcelain berries. These turn blue just about the time the yellow Fall color appears, so it is an excellent accent plant for a Fall show. It has an unusual growth pattern. It loses nearly all of its viney branches in the winter leaving a central stump that get gets a little bigger each year, 1 3/4 inches at the burl. You can clearly see this in the photos here and below. Even though these plants are still in one gallon pots, they are over 25 years old.
Tree in one gallon pot $200
porcelain berry


Chaenomeles
It is exceedingly difficult to grow specimen sized Chaenomeles, or Flowering Quince. This shrubby species does not form a single trunk in nature, but rather is a continuously suckering cluster of thin stems. Growing a larger trunk requires endless removal of the suckering stems to a select single stem or clump. Getting a one inch caliper trunk requires at least a decade or more of growing. The following specimen are all over twenty years old with stems approximately one inch caliper for most. The one gallon cans are about six inches across to give you a measuring reference. Another problem is a lack of branching and ramification. These trees below are in the beginning stages of ramification, but with regular pinching, they will ramify now that the trunks are finished or nearly finished. A third problem with flowering quince is getting any kind of bark texture and interest, even on very old stems. This problem has been solved for us by the industrious work of voles, that have sometimes eaten large portions of the bark, but the plants have survived and replaced the old bark with a nice rough textured bark. Without this damage the rough bark would have never formed. Indeed, the bark and nebari is what makes the plants below so valuable. It is nearly impossible to find quince with good bark, nebari, and trunk movement.

Since these are some of the oldest plants in the nursery, they have suffered years of abuse but have survived and developed into unique trees. Unfortunately, they have often lost their ID tags in the process. Where this has happened, I have ventured a guess as to the identity, but I will be able to ID them all next spring when they flower. So, if you purchase one now without a positive ID, you will be able to have me identify it for next year if you send me a photo. Of course this means taking a chance on flower color. For me, this isn't a big deal on a specimen quince since it is the trunk that is the real value here, but if flower color is the most important characteristic for you, then please choose one with a positive ID.

To give you a sense of the rarity of these unusual specimen, I have grown thousands of quince over the years, and of these thousands, only the handful below have developed into trunks that I consider worthy to be called specimen. AND there will never be any more from our nursery.







Cotoneaster dammeri 'Emerald Spray'  These cotoneasters are over 25 years old. They have been continually  cut back and shaped to give you rugged bark, taper, and massive trunks (for cotoneaster).
More trees coming soon.



3358-010 Cydonia oblonga   Wonderful 2  inch trunk and decent nebari. Good trunk movement. Plenty of branches to work with. This species is native to Portugal and is used as a dwarfing understock for pears. The leaves are naturally small, about the size of a quarter. Yellow fall color as you can see from the photo. Sheds bark in large scales revealing lighter tones underneath. This species is capable of small pink fragrant flowers, but they are seldom seen. Capable of incredible leaf reduction and ramification as can be seen in the specimen below.
Tree in shortened five gallon pot $900
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Liquidambar orientalis
This oriental sweetgum is similar to our southern sweetgum, L. styraciflua except that it's fall color is pure yellow with occasional tinges of red and orange, the leaves are more indented and rounded, and it is better behaved for bonsai. It still throws fat wild shoots in the spring that can be avoided by disbudding the terminal buds as they begin to swell. It has fantastic dark furrowed, almost black bark that matures rather quickly as you can see from the specimen below. These specimen were grown out for trunks, which are now finished or nearly so. They were root pruned and repotted in squat cut off five gallon pots creating a nice shallow root ball of about 4 inches. The branches were pruned back or removed, and now it is time to develop ramificiation. A few will need critical branches, but this is very easy since this species will literally explode with buds in the spring, most of which will need to be rubbed off, but some can be left for needed branches. This species tends to form thick roots. Wherever possible, these have been removed, but it is very difficult to get a very refined nebari, so don't let that weigh on your decision.



Malus Crabapple. Crabs make wonderful bonsai specimen. Many of our trees are one gallon pots and destined to be shohin, which is quite a challenge give the usually larger leaves and coarse internodes. But it can be done with constant attention to pinching and by using the smaller cultivars such as M. sieboldii x, M. sargentii 'Tina', M. 'Sugar Tyme', and M. 'Mary Potter. All of our cultivars are suitable for bonsai, but may have to be used for medium to larger bonsai. Crabs are vigorous and cold hardy trees. The flowers and fruit make a wonderful show, and most have beautiful Fall color as well. Being fruit trees, crabs suffer from many of the same pests and diseases as their larger fruiting cousins. Aphids, woolly aphids, scale, and other sucking insects are fairly easily controlled with a systemic insecticide containing imidicloprid or disyston. They should not be sprayed with Malathion. Winter spraying with fixed copper fungicide will control most fungal diseases. Horticultural oils also work well.





6290-210 Malus 'Weeping Candied Apple'   Old 1  inch trunk and decent nebari. Good trunk movement. Plenty of branches to work with. Branches have to be left long to weep, or can be wired. Yellow and red fall color and small red apples as you can see from the photo. . Capable of decent leaf reduction and ramification as can be seen here, but proper pruning is must.
Specimen tree in  one gallon pot $250
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9510-210 Tilia cordata   Little Leaf Linden. 4 inch caliper trunk. This is one Walter Pall's favorite species, especially since it is a native to his home and can be collected. This is a very old tree, over 25 years, and has some fantastic dead wood. Since the leaves are a little large and the twigs and buds are large, you need this kind of size to make it work.
Tree in 15 inch Anderson pot $1500 
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Ulmus
9610, 9650, 9680, Ulmus parvifolia 'Corticosa', 'Seiju', 'Yatsubusa' (Cork Bark Chinese Elms)
The following collection of elms were started by Brent as cuttings in the late 1980's.  A few were field grown at one point, but most were container grown by the "escape method". These are mostly trunk finished trees approximately 25 years old. You won't find any 'stove pipe' straight trunks here, only well tapered four inch plus trunks with great movement and mature bark. Nearly all the old scars are healed over and invisible. Now it is time to begin final branch and apex formation. Most had all the branches removed or stubbed back in 2009 and 2010, although a couple have had more advanced branch training. All were repotted in 2011 or 2012. They are potted in 15 inch square by 5 inch deep mesh bottom Anderson pots. They are photographed after pruning so that you can see the whole structure. I can honestly say that there are virtually no other trees like these in the US. We must have payment in order to reserve them until they are shipped. You can use the side of the pot (15 inches) to estimate the trunk size and height. A few smaller elms will be included this year, for those on a budget and want to grow their own trunks, or use them for shohin and smaller size bonsai.




9600-210 Ulmus parvifolia 'Catlin'   1 1/4 inch caliper trunk, root over rock form. Not many of these turn out well. 'Catlin' tends to have roots that are too thick relative to the trunk for a good ROR, but this one works nicely. Needs only ramificiation.
Tree in shortened five gallon pot $300 
Catlin


9610-201 Ulmus parvifolia 'Corticosa'   A  nice small cork bark elm, 1 1/2 caliper, 12 inches tall in an 8 inch plastic squat pot. Great trunk movement and buttressing, good rootage. The lowest branch is a sacrifice and can be removed any time, it thickens the base even more. Can be repotted to a bonsai pot a first dormant opportunity.
Specimen tree  $300
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9610-202 Ulmus parvifolia 'Corticosa'   This a fantastic tree and one of my favorites. It is 1 1/2 inch caliper and 12 inches tall in a 6 inch wide squat plastic pot! Completely finished trunk and final branching. Most secondary branching complete.  Excellent nebari and a raised root "knee" feature. Just needs continued ramification and a bonsai pot (at first dormant season).
Specimen tree  $500
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9610-203 Ulmus parvifolia 'Corticosa'   Another great moving trunk with acceptable nebari. Trunk and final branching finished. Lots of secondary branching and ramification in progress. 8 inch plastic pot, ready for bonsai pot.
Specimen tree  $200
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9610-204 Ulmus parvifolia 'Corticosa'   Tall, elegant cork bark elm with 1 1/2 inch caliper trunk and 16 inches tall in very shallow 8 inch plastic pot. Perfect setup for a round or oval shallow bonsai pot. Good moving trunk, final branching in place. Ramification started.
Specimen tree  $300
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9610-205 Ulmus parvifolia 'Corticosa'   Starter specimen 'Corticosa. 1 1/4 inch caliper trunk, 15 inches tall. Could be developed using this trunkline, or shortening it.
Specimen tree  $200
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9610-206 Ulmus parvifolia 'Corticosa'   Another fantastic cork bark in 6 inch shallow plastic pot, ready for bonsai pot. Deadwood secondary trunk feature. Great 1 1/2 caliper moving trunk 14 inches tall. Well placed final branching and ramification well along. Nice turn as it comes out of soil from buttressed base with good rootage. This is an exceptional tree at a good price.
Specimen tree  $600
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9610-207 Ulmus parvifolia 'Corticosa'   Wonderful moving and knarled 1 1/2 inch caliper trunk. Really excellent nebari showing beautiful rootage and buttressing. Final branching in place. Just need a little secondary branching and ramification. 8 inch plastic pot.
Specimen tree  $500
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9610-208 Ulmus parvifolia 'Corticosa'   Nice trunk movement with 1 1/4 inch caliper and 15 inches tall. With a little work this starter specimen could be a really nice small tree.
Specimen tree  $300
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9610-209 Ulmus parvifolia 'Corticosa'   Fat 1 3/4 inch caliper trunk on this 15 inch tree. Shari feature, good branching, only needs ramification. In 8 inch plastic pot, ready for bonsai pot at first dormant period.
Specimen tree  $400
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9610-210 Ulmus parvifolia 'Corticosa'   A tree with two possibilities: keep the present trunkline at 15 inches tall for an elegant feminine tree, or shorten removing top section in the second photo so the top right branch becomes the apex for a big base shohin. 1 1/4 inch caliper moving trunk. 8 inch plastic pot ready for bonsai pot.
Specimen tree  $400
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9650-105 Ulmus parvifolia 'Seiju'   Multi trunk form creates a grove with an enormous base spanning nearly the width of the 15 inch Anderson flat. Several configurations possible using different fronts and possibly removing one of the trunks. Besides that, all that is left is ramification of the branching.
Specimen tree  $1500
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9650-201 Ulmus parvifolia 'Seiju'   Massive trunk which you can guage by how much of the 15 inch Anderson flat it covers. Excellent rootage and nebari. Orange color is from recent moss removing and cleaning of trunk. An application of lime sulfur will restore natural matching color. This is definitely a one a kind tree which only needs final branch work. This tree will worth two or three times this price in a year or two.
Specimen tree  $1500
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9650-202 Ulmus parvifolia 'Seiju'   Nice little  specimen starter 'Seiju'. 1 1/2 inch caliper in 3 gallon plastic nursery pot. Good trunk movement, needs only branch ramification. Could go in bonsai pot at first dormant season.
Specimen tree  $200 SOLD!SS
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9650-203 Ulmus parvifolia 'Seiju'   A small sumo 'Seiju' with 1 1/2 inch caliper, about 3 inches across the base, 12 inches tall. Interesting trunk and nebari features, soil level could be raised a bit. Final branches in place for most part, only needs continued ramification
Specimen tree in 8 inch plastic pot  $400
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9650-204 Ulmus parvifolia 'Seiju'   Mamouth sumo trunk on this beauty in 15 inch Anderson pot. Incredibly rugged nebari with excellent rootage. Orange color if from moss and loose bark removal. Coating of Lime Sulfur with whiten it to match the bark. This is a monster starter specimen that still needs branching and ramification, but trunk is nearly finished, approximately 30 years old. When complete, this tree will be worth multiples of this price.
Specimen tree  $2000
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9650-205 Ulmus parvifolia 'Seiju'   A smaller graceful 'Seiju in shallow 8 inch plastic pot ready for bonsai pot next dormant season. Quite a bit of ramification already. Good trunk movement. Could sit a little deeper in the pot.
Specimen tree  $150 SOLD! SOL
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9650-206 Ulmus parvifolia 'Seiju'   A fantastic large 'Seiju' in the finishing stage of ramification. Trunk, final branches all in place. 24 inches tall with a massive 6 inch caliper trunk. Orange color at base of trunk is from moss removal and cleaning. Lime sulfur treatment will restore color. 15 inch Anderson pot.
Specimen tree  $2000
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9670-201 Ulmus parvifolia 'Fuiri'   See the catalog description of 'Fuiri' if you are not familiar with the cultivar. Tall, graceful tree with good trunk movement. 1 1/2 inch caliper, about 12 inches tall in 8 inch shallow plastic pot.
Specimen tree  $300
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9670-202 Ulmus parvifolia 'Fuiri'   19 inches tall, 1 1/2 inch trunk caliper with buttressed base. Nice turn as it comes out of the soil goes into moving trunk, especially in the apex. Just needs more ramification. Could go into bonsai pot at next dormant period. 8 inch plastic pot.
Specimen tree  $600
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9680-201 Ulmus parvifolia 'Yatsubusa'   Short shohin size 'Yatsubusa' with 1 1/2 inch caliper trunk with radical movement. Very dynamic. Nice trunk features and good root spread. Almost finished tree at a great price.
Specimen tree  $30 SOLD!
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9680-202 Ulmus parvifolia 'Yatsubusa'   Short shohin size 'Yatsubusa' with 1 1/2 inch caliper trunk with radical movement. Several possibilities here for new trunk line, or first branch could be shortened. Second pic probably makes better front first branch shortened. Good base spread and buttressing.
Specimen tree  marked down to $200
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9680-203 Ulmus parvifolia 'Yatsubusa'   Short shohin size 'Yatsubusa' with 1 3/4 inch caliper trunk with goog trunk movement. Good nebari. Some reverse taper which can be easily hidden, and foreshortened by choosing the right front. A very sweet, almost finished tree at a great price. 8 inch shallow plastic pot, could go directly into bonsai pot next dormant season.
Specimen tree  $300
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9680-204 Ulmus parvifolia 'Yatsubusa'   Many possibilities for this great 1 1/2 inch caliper trunk and big nebari. With top shortened and more branch development, this will be a very nice tree.
Specimen tree  $400
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9680-205 Ulmus parvifolia 'Yatsubusa'   Massive, almost sumo 3 inch caliper trunk in shallow 8 inch plastic pot. First branch could be shortened or removed. Foliage outline throughout should be short to accent the trunk and its features.
Specimen tree  $500
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9680-206 Ulmus parvifolia 'Yatsubusa'   Short shohin size 'Yatsubusa' with 3inch caliper base with dynamic movement in shallow 8 inch plastic pot.  Nice trunk features and good root spread. Lots of possibilities here. Almost finished tree at a great price.
Specimen tree  $400 SOLD!
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9680-207 Ulmus parvifolia 'Yatsubusa'   Extremely nice large tree in 15 inch Anderson pot. 3 1/4 inch caliper moving trunk and about 24 inch height makes a very graceful upright tree. Trunk finished, branch finished. Just needs continued ramification. Could go in large bonsai pot at next dormant season. This is one of the nicest 'Yatsubusa' we have had for quite a while.
Specimen tree  $1200
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9680-208 Ulmus parvifolia 'Yatsubusa'   A smaller but very mature tree needing only finer ramification.19 inches tall with 2 inch caliper trunk. Really nice ancient looking moving trunkline. Excellent nebari. In 8 inch plastic pot.
Specimen tree  $800
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9680-209 Ulmus parvifolia 'Yatsubusa'   Another older tree nearly completely developed. 13 inches tall with 1 1/2 inch caliper trunk. In 8 inch plastic pot.
Specimen tree  $700
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