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Acer palmatum “Mikawa Yatsubusa”

Acer palmatum “Mikawa Yatsubusa”

Lovely, Oh So Lovely, in Her New Green Dress! A seedling of Mikawa Yatsubusa, leafing out in splendid array. This tree was grown from seed from a “mother tree” whose location is a closely guarded secret. The Japanese cultivars of Acer are under patent, and...
Acer palmatum “Shindeshojo”–Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum “Shindeshojo”–Japanese Maple

Sublime Spring Color on a rare cultivar! “Shindeshojo” is one of the rare Japanese Maples that leafs out scarlet in the Spring, holding its spring color into summer, then turning green till Fall, with fresh crimson returning as frost touches the leaves in...
A Couple of Camellias

A Couple of Camellias

Stunning in winter, white blossoms at Christmas. Camellia Sasanqua “White Doves”. Camellia sasanqua is a genus of the classic Japanese camellia with single flower petals surrounding a bright yellow “eye”. The stamens give a lustrous look to the...
Japanese Larch–Larix kaempferi

Japanese Larch–Larix kaempferi

A deciduous conifer, so graceful! This larch was obtained from Wee Tree Farms in 2016. I found the perfect container, a pottery vessel by Sherri Aytche, after I decided on the angle it should be set to. So exciting to see the new leaves emerging today! NOT FOR...
Shimpaku Juniper/Juniperus sinensis

Shimpaku Juniper/Juniperus sinensis

A classic Asian styling of a Chinese juniper This lovely tree was initially styled by my friend Robert Cho of Asia Pacific gardening. After some neglect at the back of a nursery, I took it home to retire. The structure was intact, but it needed some refinement. Now I...
The Second Camellia sasanqua—“Setsugekka”

The Second Camellia sasanqua—“Setsugekka”

Winter-blooming white Camellia is s stunner! “Setsugekka” is the quintessential Camellia, with its winter flowers of soft glossy white petals surrounding stamens of gold, giving sustained elegance with its longlasting bloom time. This one is presented in...
Favorite Camellia is now a bonsai specimen

Favorite Camellia is now a bonsai specimen

Christmas icon becomes miniature treasure This beautiful tree bloomed for three months, from mid-November through January. “Yuletide” is one of the finest sasanqua camellias, lwith large, single petals of bright crimson, holding a central “eye”...