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24 pieces
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Acer buergeranum
Trident Maple



Qty $ 3.29 /packet

100 seeds
Acer buergeranum----Trident Maple Trident Maple is beloved by bonsai enthusiasts for its superb color and outstanding form. This deciduous tree quickly develops a mature appearance and is readily responsive to training in nearly any style. Likes full sun but should be given partial shade in the summer. A truly outstanding bonsai specimen.

Zone 6+
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Acer ginnala
Amur Maple



Qty $ 3.07 /packet

40 seeds
Acer ginnala----Amur Maple Amur Maple is an excellent tree for small yards and has started to gain popularity as a bonsai. It can be grown as a multi-stemmed clump or trained into a small tree with a single trunk four to six feet tall. The tree can reach 20+ feet in height and grows quickly when young. Amur is similar to the Trident Maple but is much more frost resistant and tolerant of adverse conditions. Provides dense shade and brilliant red, orange and gold autumn coloration.

Zone 2-8
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Acer palmatum 'Matsumurae'
Matsumurae Japanese Maple



Qty $ 3.62 /packet

35 seeds
Acer palmatum Matsumurae----Matsumurae Japanese Maple This subspecies of palmatum has produced many outstanding cultivars. Great variation may appear in the offspring, resulting in truly unique specimens. Small, finely serrated leaves and gorgeous color -- always beautiful. Especially well suited to bonsai.

Zone 6+
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Acer palmatum 'Viridis'
Laceleaf Japanese Maple



Qty $ 4.39 /packet

25 seeds
Acer palmatum Viridis----Laceleaf Japanese Maple Spectacular fall color This weeping maple is a dissectum variety with deeply divided, serrated leaves. Brilliant orange color in the fall. Mounded habit, grows to about 6 feet in height. Makes a great bonsai specimen, too. Japanese maple seedlings are nicely variable, though the offspring can resemble the parent cultivar.

Zone 5+
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Adansonia digitata
African Baobab

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Qty $ 3.84 /packet

5 seeds
Adansonia digitata "The Upside-Down Tree"

Easily grown from seed, a Baobab tree can live for thousands of years. May be grown as bonsai (pictured).

Zone 10+
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Adansonia grandidieri
Grandidier's Baobab

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Qty $ 4.39 /packet

5 seeds
Adansonia grandidieri

The largest and perhaps most beautiful of Madagascar's baobabs. Highly sought-after variety, may be grown as a bonsai, given adequate patience and care.

Zone 10+

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Adansonia gregorii
Australian Baobab (Boab)



Qty $ 4.39 /packet

5 seeds
Adansonia gregorii Australian Baobab (Boab) is closely related to the African and Madagascar baobabs and just as imposing. It is the only Adansonia, which is native to Australia. Excellent for training as a bonsai. Will not tolerate frost.

Zone 10+
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Adansonia za
Madagascar Baobab



Qty $ 4.39 /packet

5 seeds
Adansonia za A Baobab species from Madagascar, more uncommon than Adansonia digitata. "Upside Down Tree" well suited for bonsai. Limited Supply

Zone 10+
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Carpinus coreana
Korean Hornbeam



Qty $ 4.28 /packet

20 seeds
Carpinus coreana Hornbeam makes a great bonsai and Korean Hornbeam (C. coreana) is considered by many to be the most desirable. The tiny, pleated leaves display incredible color in the fall, turning red, yellow and orange -- often on the same leaf! Korean Hornbeam also makes a wonderful, small specimen tree. Grows a bit more slowly than the other hornbeams.

Zone 7+
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Carpinus turczaninovii
Korean Hornbeam



Qty $ 3.84 /packet

30 seeds
Carpinus turczaninovii This Korean Hornbeam (Carpinus turczaninovii) grows much, much faster than C. coreana and can develop a nice, thick trunk within a few years. For this reason, many bonsai enthusiasts prefer to work with this variety. Emerging sping foliage is maroon-red, turning to green in the summer and shades of orange-red in the fall. Handsome, dense growth and attractive, gnarled trunk and branches. Also makes a very charming, rather small landscape specimen, reaching only about 20 feet in height. Superb tree, not commonly found in nurseries.

Zone 6 - 9
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Cedrus libani
Cedar of Lebanon



Qty $ 3.95 /packet

25 seeds
Cedrus libani The needle-like foliage of this highly unusual and rare tree is produced in bunches on older twigs and singly on current season's growth. It is prized for its dark green foliage, picturesque habit of growth, and ornamental cones. Massive forests in the now barren Biblical lands were made up of this species. It is said to have been used for timbers in Solomon's Temple. Growth is rather slow. Excellent bonsai specimen.

Zone 5b-8a

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Chaenomeles japonica
Dwarf Japanese Quince

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Qty $ 3.51 /packet

35 seeds
Chaenomeles japonica

Dwarf Flowering Quince
Dwarf Japanese Quince

Small flowering shrub with showy red to orange-red blooms in early Spring. Used for foundation plantings and bonsai. Grows to about 3 feet in height (or less if trained as a bonsai). The fruits are edible and may be used in preserves. Attracts butterflies, birds and bees.

Zone 5+

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Chamaecyparis obtusa
Hinoki Cypress



Qty $ 3.62 /packet

50 seeds
Chamaecyparis obtusa Hinoki Cypress (Japanese Cypress) is highly prized among experienced bonsai enthusiasts. This elegant evergreen is a large tree in the wild, up to 120 feet in height. Yet it is easy to keep pruned to a much smaller size. Fan-shaped sprays of dark green foliage, with white, X-shaped markings on the underside. Hinoki Cypress is ideal for the Japanese garden and can be used to great effect in virtually any landscape. Prefers full sun but part shade is okay. The tree can be variable in form -- many outstanding cultivars have been introduced. Each specimen grown from seed is unique. Moderately fast grower, as much as a foot per year. But patience is required, as seeds may be slow to germinate.

Zone 4 - 8

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Cotoneaster horizontalis
Rockspray Cotoneaster



Qty $ 2.96 /packet

30 seeds
Cotoneaster horizontalis Popular & Fast-Growing Cotoneaster (pronounced ko-toe-nee-AS-ter) is an excellent plant for novice bonsai enthusiasts: they are tough, easy too grow, not too thirsty, tolerant of all sorts of light conditions and most soils. Small, pink flowers in the spring and bright red berries in the fall add interest year round. Native to Western China and hardy to zone 5. Give it a try!

Zone 5+
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Cryptomeria japonica
Sacred Japanese Cedar



Qty $ 3.51 /packet

35 seeds
Cryptomeria japonica A beautiful, highly prized evergreen for bonsai, the Japanese Cedar deserves a place of honor in any collection. It is fast-growing and fairly easy to train but does not well abide pollution, salt sea air and harsh winds. Cryptomeria can grow to 60+ feet in nature and is often cultivated to form tall, dense hedges. In cooler climates in the winter, the foliage turns an extraordinary bronze color. The rough bark is reddish-brown and readily peels away. The tiny, round cones can last for a year or more on the tree.

Zones 6+

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Cupressus macrocarpa
Monterey Cypress



Qty $ 2.96 /packet

50 seeds
Cupressus macrocarpa The Monterey Cypress has the most restricted distribution of any California tree, growing naturally in only two groves on the coast of Monterey County, California. Young trees are pyramid-shaped but spread with age. The conifer shape and small needle-like leaves make this evergreen a natural bonsai choice.

Zone 8+

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Cupressus sempervirens
Italian Cypress



Qty $ 2.85 /packet

50 seeds
Cupressus sempervirens Italian Cypress is a tall, narrow evergreen, often used in formal landscaping or planted in a row (three feet apart) to make a fast-growing screen. Will reach 20 feet in height rather quickly and then continue to grow rather slowly to heights of 40 to 60 feet or more. Perhaps surprisingly, the species is also used as a versatile bonsai specimen. Cultivated since ancient times in the Mediterranean region, Italian Cypress can live up to 1000 years.

Zone 7b+

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Ginkgo biloba
Maidenhair Tree



Qty $ 3.62 /packet

10 seeds
Ginkgo biloba Great for Bonsai

Ginkgo biloba is a deciduous tree that lives as long as 1,000 years and may grow to a height of 100 to 122 feet and a diameter of three to four feet. It is the world’s oldest living tree species as it can be traced back more than 200 million years. The ginkgo was almost destroyed during the Ice Age in all regions of the world except China, where it is has long been cultivated as a sacred tree. The medicinal use of ginkgo Biloba can be traced back to the oldest Chinese materia medica (2800 B.C.).

Zone 4b+
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Juniperus chinensis
Chinese Juniper



Qty $ 3.18 /packet

50 seeds
Juniperus chinensis An extremely variable species with many forms, upright and columnar or low and spreading. One of the most popular bonsai, can be easily fashioned or trained. Adaptable to a wide range of soils. Prefers a sunny location. Excellent evergreen foliage.

Zone 4a-9a

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Juniperus rigida
Temple Juniper



Qty $ 3.51 /packet

35 seeds
Juniperus rigida Juniperus rigida is known as the Temple Juniper because it is often found planted in the garden landscapes of Japanese temples. Native to Japan, Korea and Manchuria, this stiff-needled juniper may reach a height of 30' in the wild. The tree has become much sought-after for use as a bonsai specimen but is often difficult to find in the nursery.

Zone 5-9

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Lagerstroemia indica
Crape Myrtle



Qty $ 3.29 /packet

50 seeds
Lagerstroemia indica

Clusters of white, pink, rose, red or purple flowers begin blooming in mid June and continue to September. New leaves are reddish bronze, changing to dark green. Fall color is yellow to orange to light red. Very attractive trunk with smooth gray or light brown bark that flakes off to reveal dramatic, smooth pinkish inner bark. Excellent flowering tree for bonsai. Natural height is quite variable, may be pruned to stay small or permitted to grow up to 25' or more. Many cultivars commonly in cultivation but seed-grown plants are unique. Called "Crape Myrtle" because the flowers resemble crepe paper in texture. Why the spelling is "crape" instead of "crepe" is a mystery. Native to China.

Zone 7-10

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Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Dawn Redwood



Qty $ 3.29 /packet

50 seeds
Metasequoia glyptostroboides Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) was unknown until about 60 years ago, when it was discovered in the form of fossils collected by paleobotanists. At the time, the tree was thought to have been extinct for perhaps a million years. One year later, Dawn Redwood was discovered alive and well in the remote village of Motao-chi in the Chinese province of Szechwan. A Boston arboretum sent a special expedition to the area. The seeds collected were shared with other botanical gardens around the world, and this deciduous conifer is now widely available.

Mature trees in China are broadly conical and grow about 100 feet tall from thick buttressed roots. Presumably they will eventually attain a similar size in the U.S. and elsewhere--young plants grow 3 feet or more a year. On a large lawn, they can attract attention not only for their history but for their foliage. Soft, bright green needles, about 3/4 inch long, appear in early spring, then turn pinkish brown before falling in the autumn. Brown cones 3/4 inch long ripen each year.

Zone 4b-8

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Olea europaea
European Olive



Qty $ 3.29 /packet

25 seeds
Olea europaea This picturesque tree produces the edible olive that is also used to make olive oil. The tree, which is usually multi-trunked, is a popular bonsai specimen as it can develop an aged appearance rather quickly. The characteristic, gnarled trunk is an exceptional.feature. Although Olea are often used as shade trees or planted in groves, the irritating pollen and messy dropped fuit can be a nuisance. Tolerates poor soil, heat and drought.

Zone 8+
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Pinus densiflora
Japanese Red Pine



Qty $ 2.96 /packet

35 seeds
Pinus densiflora Japanese red pine is used as a specimen plant because of its interesting form and decorative bark. The foliage is bright bluish green to olive green. Bark on the trunk and large branches is orange-red, adding interest in all seasons. Trunks are frequently crooked or leaning, branches spread horizontally and the crown is broad and flat. It will often grow multiple trunks. The interesting growth habit and distinctive bark are the main reasons for using this tree in the landscape. This tree is usually free of any insect and disease problems and requires little maintenance. Growth is relatively slow for a pine. Widely used as a bonsai tree.

Zone 4-7

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Pinus mugo mughos
Mugo Pine



Qty $ 2.96 /packet

25 seeds
Pinus mugo mughos Hardy to minus 50° F Widely used in landscaping and bonsai, Mugo Pine is highly variable from seed. It is moderately slow growing, less than six inches per year, and will usually reach from 6 to 15 feet in height. Often kept lower by pinching new growth buds. Native to the mountain areas of Europe and Western Asia. Prefers full sun but light shade is okay.

Zone 1-9

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Pinus parviflora
Japanese White Pine



Qty $ 4.39 /packet

10 seeds
Pinus parviflora Perhaps the most "artistic" growth habit of any five-needle pine, Japanese White Pine is a top choice bonsai specimen and an extremely graceful landscape tree. Rather slow growing, green to blue-green in color and variable in height. Native to Japan.

Zone 4b+

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Pinus pinea
Italian Stone Pine



Qty $ 3.89 /packet

10 seeds
Pinus pinea This is the pine of Rome and of Renaissance paintings. It is also the source of pignolias (pine nuts), eaten worldwide as a flavorful, protein-rich food. Native to the warmer Mediterranean regions this pine can be grown in zone 8. And as shown in the photo, pinus pinea can be trained as a magnificent bonsai.

Zone 8+

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Pinus ponderosa
Ponderosa Pine



Qty $ 3.07 /packet

35 seeds
Pinus ponderosa So named because of its ponderous size, the Ponderosa Pine is the official state tree of Montana. Also known as the Western yellow pine, these trees average 100' to 160' in height and 2-4' in diameter. The rate of growth varies depending on the conditions. The Ponderosa Pine is an important source of timber and also happens to be an excellent tree for bonsai.

Zone 3+

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Pinus thunbergii
Japanese Black Pine



Qty $ 3.29 /packet

25 seeds
Pinus thunbergii The Japanese Black Pine, Pinus thunbergii, is perhaps the most popular evergreen for bonsai use and is easily recognized by its rugged, purplish black trunk and short, fine needles. Always in great demand by bonsai enthusiasts and widely grown as an ornamental, it can withstand any pruning and trimming to shape. High salt tolerance.

Zone 5+

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Podocarpus gracilior
African Fern Pine



Qty $ 3.84 /packet

12 seeds
Podocarpus gracilior The Fern Pine is neither a fern nor a pine. However, this evergreen can be a tree, shrub or hedge. Native to Eastern Africa, Podocarpus gracilior, is very versatile and easy to grow in shade to full sun. Will tolerate very dark situations, such as on the north side of a building under a very wide overhanging roof. Suitable for containers and may be grown indoors. An interesting bonsai candidate. Very old trees can reach 50 feet tall in the ground but plants may stay small in large tubs for many years. Damage below 20°F.

Zone 9+

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Prunus serrulata
Japanese Flowering Cherry



Qty $ 3.59 /packet

10 seeds
Prunus serrulata This showy April bloomer hardly needs any introduction. Japanese Flowering Cherry typically grows to about 30 feet in height. Bloom colors range from white to pink and may be single or double. Widely adaptable to any well-drained soil and prefers full sun. Occasionally grown as flowering bonai.

Zone 5-9

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Punica granatum nana
Dwarf Pomegranate



Qty $ 3.18 /packet

25 seeds
Punica granatum nana Deciduous shrub grows up to 6 feet in height, may bloom when less than a foot tall. Great for bonsai. Popular as a pot plant. Showy, orange-red fruits are edible and last for months. Easy to grow.

Zone 7b+
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Rhododendron schlippenbachii
Royal Azalea



Qty $ 3.29 /packet

75 seeds
Rhododendron schlippenbachii Showy pink to white blooms appear in early spring thru mid-summer and colorful yellow, orange and red foliage in the fall. Grows 5-7 feet in height in the landscape but is easily pruned and also makes an outstanding flowering bonsai. Highly attractive and worthwhile plant for the border, planted singly or in groups, or as a bonsai specimen.

Zone 6-8
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Robinia pseudoacacia
Black Locust



Qty $ 2.85 /packet

40 seeds
Robinia pseudoacacia Native to the southern Appalachian and Ozark Mountains, Black Locust can be grown where most other trees don't survive. Fragrant white flowers appear in May and June. Bees harvest the nectar to produce a honey regarded as one of the world's finest. Black Locust is a fast growing tree in the pea family (Fabaceae) that can reach 40 to 100 feet in height. Widely planted as a shade tree, the dense, quick growth makes Black Locust suitable for use as a screen or windbreak. May be grown as bonsai (see illustration). Tolerant of adverse conditions and may become invasive.

Zone 3+
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Samanea saman
Brazilian Raintree
Monkey Pod



Qty $ 3.29 /packet

10 seeds
Samanea saman In the rainforest, the leaves of this magnificent tree close up on cloudy days allowing the ensuing rains to rush through. Indoors too, it goes to sleep at the approach of night. Bears beautiful glowing pink flowers followed by attractive green and black pods that contain a sweet pulp that is eaten by monkeys in its jungle habitat. Native from the Yucatan Peninsula and Guatemala to Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil. A large, tropical tree to 80' but known for its huge spreading canopy which can be even wider. Makes an unusual bonsai and is very easy to raise from seed.

Zone 10+
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Schefflera arboricola
Umbrella Tree



Qty $ 3.51 /packet

12 seeds
Schefflera arboricola Easy to care for, Schefflera arboricola thrives under a wide range of conditions. As an indoor container plant, it's hard to beat and will do well under almost any lighting conditions.. Though it grows into a medium-size evergreen tree in its native habitat, growth is easily regulated by the size of its container. Very popular for bonsai use and is an excellent choice for beginners.

Zone 9+
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Sequoiadendron giganteum
Giant Sequoia

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Qty $ 3.29 /packet

50 seeds
Sequoiadendron giganteum World's Largest Tree

"Walk in the sequoia woods at any time of year and you will say they are the most beautiful and majestic on earth. Beautiful and impressive contrasts meet you everywhere, the colors of tree and flower, rock and sky, light and shade, strength and frailty, endurance and evanescence."

--John Muir

Up to 325 feet in height. Ironically, the world's largest (most massive) tree makes a wonderful bonsai (not for beginners). Germination rate is typically less than 40%, which is normal and to be expected for the species. Seeds should be refrigerated.

Zone 6-9

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Sequoia sempervirens
Coast Redwood

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Qty $ 3.29 /packet

50 seeds
Sequoia sempervirens World's Tallest Tree

California's magnificent Coast Redwood is the world's tallest known tree and one of the world's oldest trees. Some trees have been measured at more than 360 feet (see height comparison). These giant evergreens inhabit a narrow strip along the Pacific Ocean from central California to southern Oregon. The Coast Redwood has excellent ornamental value, as specimen or feature tree or planted in groups. They are fast growers, up to 2 feet per year, and make excellent windbreaks and privacy screens while still young (their fast growth is an added advantage). Their beautiful foliage and bark is a perfect backdrop for smaller shrubs with similar growing conditions. They do not require trimming as a rule, and their drought resistance make them fairly maintenance free once established.

Zone 6-9

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Sophora japonica
Japanese Pagoda Tree



Qty $ 2.74 /packet

10 seeds
Sophora japonica CLASSIC BONSAI SELECTION

Also known as the Chinese Scholar Tree, increasingly used as a bonsai. A tall, deciduous tree rapidly growing to 80', hardy to zone 4; leaves ovate to 2" and in 3-8 pairs. Very distinctive.

Zone 4+
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Taxodium distichum
Bald Cypress

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Qty $ 3.62 /packet

35 seeds
Taxodium distichum The stately and picturesque Bald Cypress is a deciduous conifer, native to the Southeastern United States. Although the Bald Cypress is typically associated with swampy habitats, it is not limited to them. In cultivation the species does very well in parks and yards and can make a fabulous bonsai specimen. Fast-growing, the tree can reach well over 100 feet in height at maturity. A number of these magnificent trees exceed 4,000 years of age.

Zone 4-9

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Thuja plicata
Western Red Cedar



Qty $ 3.18 /packet

35 seeds
Thuja plicata bonsai This massive evergreen conifer is commonly known by a number of names, including Western Redcedar, Pacific Redcedar, Giant Arborvitae and Giant Cedar. Native to the U.S. Pacific Northwest into Canada and Alaska, it is not a true cedar but rather a member of the Cypress family. Under any name, the tree can be truly breathtaking: In the wild, it can grow to a tremendous height, over 200 feet, and may live for over a thousand years. Also makes an interesting specimen to train as a bonsai.

Zone 4b-8

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Ulmus parvifolia
Chinese Elm



Qty $ 3.29 /packet

35 seeds
Ulmus parvifolia

Versatile Bonsai

Can be grown indoors or out The Chinese Elm is a popular bonsai selection for beginners and experts alike. Known for its ability to tolerate poor conditions, the species is easily trained and has excellent characteristics for bonsai use. Deciduous outdoors (zones 5-10) or can be grown as an indoor evergreen.

Zone 5+

No export to Australia

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Wisteria sinensis
Chinese Wisteria

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Qty $ 3.79 /packet

10 seeds
Wisteria sinensis No other flowering vines are quite like the Wisteria. Among Wisteria's attributes are hardiness, vigor, longevity and the ability to climb high. They are greatly valued for their large, pendulous flower clusters of fragrant color that occur in the spring. Wisteria must be kept in bounds or may become invasive. Usually will not begin blooming for a number of years. Older plants may have a twisted, woody trunk several inches in diameter. An exquisite bonsai selection.

Zone 5-8
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Zelkova serrata
Japanese Zelkova



Qty $ 3.18 /packet

30 seeds
Zelkova serrata A very popular bonsai specimen for novices and experts alike; no bonsai collection should be without one or more Japanese Zelkova. Related to the elms but more disease-resistant. Handsome, dark green serrated leaves turn yellow-orange in autumn. Nice, mottled bark on older trees. Full sun or light shade.

Zone 5b+

No export to Australia
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Zelkova sinica
Chinese Zelkova



Qty $ 3.62 /packet

25 seeds
Zelkova sinica Zelkova has long been a popular bonsai specimen but the variety in common use is Z. serrata (Japanese Zelkova). The variety offered here is Z. sinica (Chinese Zelkova), which may be deemed superior because of its somewhat smaller leaves and beautiful bark that becomes mottled with gray, orange, and rich brown. May be multi-trunked.

Zone 6+

No export to Australia
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