Our selection includes hardy outdoor finished bonsai in ceramic pots for gifts or yourself; bonsai starts for the bonsai hobbiest; or trees for large containers. We have been told by visitors that our selection of outdoor bonsai starts is larger than anywhere they have shopped between the urban centers of California and Portland and that the prices are very reasonable. Rare and unusual trees and shrubs in larger sizes are available for planting in the garden. We do not ship plants at this time but welcome appointments to visit and check out our stock.
We have in stock:
- Japanese maple varieties including Acer palmatum, Acer capillepes (stripebark), Acer griseum (paperbark), Acer crataegifolium, Acer japonicum: Maples in all sizes from bonsai to specimen. Variegated forms, colored foliage and more.
- Montpelier maple (Acer montspessulanum) and hedge maple (Acer campestre) that have a 3-lobed leaf and are sun and cold tolerant.
- Hornbeams including Carpinus koreana, Carpinus turzaninovii, Carpinus betulus and Carpinus japonicum. Easy, naturally twisty bonsai subjects.
- European beeches (Fagus sylvatica): Nothing beats the beech for beautiful form and exposed roots.
- Katsura (Cercidiphyllum japonicus): The nursery cat is named “Katsura”, or “Katsy” for short. He loves friendly visitors.
- Spike winter hazel (Corylopsis spicata) has lemon yellow flowers in early spring. An easy to grow bonsai.
- Bamboo-leaf oak (Quercus myrsinifolia). A beautiful evergreen for large containers.
- Good bonsai candidates for forests and groves: European larches (Larix decidua), Dwarf arctic willow (Salix purpurea nana) and Japanese cryptomeria (Cryptomeria japonica ‘tansu’) and many more.
- Mini- bonsai: Morris Midget and Kingswood boxwood and Tom Thumb cotoneaster are slow growing and make great gifts.
- Conifers: Selection includes many varieties of Japanese cypress (Chamaecyparis sp.), Canadian and Japanese hemlock (Tsuga sp.) including starts of the naturally dwarf and twisty ‘Cole’s Prostrate’, Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria sp.) plus spruces, balsam fir and lacebark pines. These are also available in larger sizes to grace your entry way or water garden.
Rachel’s plants are either propagated from cuttings, many right at the Nursery; or grown up from seedlings. Since they are not grafted they will not revert back to a different type and are usually hardier. Since they have not been shipped in from outside the area or raised in a greenhouse they are hardy and disease free.
Bonsai pot selection includes Chinese and Japanese ceramic, mica and plastic. New handcrafted ceramic bonsai pots created by Rachel – each one unique.