Ginkgos, Conifers & More

Ginkgos | Conifer | Bonsai

dwarf ginkgos


Abies koreana "Silberlocke" - Dwarf fir. "Silberlocke" typically grows as a compact pyramid to 8' tall during the first 10 years. It features recurved needles which showcase the silvery undersides of the needles. Early purple cone production. Young plants need protection from sun. Prefers sun in well-drained soil when mature. Hardy to USDA zone 3.

Cotinus coggygria "Golden Spirit" - Glowing golden-green leaves are the enticement on this new, patented smoke tree. It seems as if it will be a small bush/tree at maturity. A perfect accent for the small garden bed or rock garden.

Cotinus coggygria "Purple Robe" - Deeper red tones than the species on this tree. Smokey pink flowers illustrate the name.

Cotinus "Grace" - Grace hybrid Smokebush. The pink flower clusters that Grace produces in the spring are stupendous. They are at least 14 " long and 12 inches wide. The leaves on this hybrid are slightly larger than on other smoke bushes. They glow with an orange/pink cast in early spring and turn orange/red in fall.

Daphne genkwa - Lilac Daphne - Long wands of dazzling lilac-purple flowers appear in spring before the leaves. These prolific blooms, which completely cover the twigs, are excellent for cutting. This daphne, native to China, forms a compact shrub about 3 feet tall by 3 feet wide. Enjoys the heat!

Daphne odora "Marginata" - This dense, mounding shrub remains tidy looking year 'round. Glossy dark green foliage is edged in creamy white The distinctive fragrance of the flowers is a welcome harbinger of spring.

Daphne transatlantica "Summer Ice" - The white and green variegated leaves are a bit smaller than those of Daphne o. `Marginata.' Pale pink flowers are fragrant - and they appear in early summer and repeat from summer through fall.

Davidia involucrata - The Handkerchief Tree or Dove Tree flowers in extraordinary large white swatches.

Davidia involucrata "Lady Sunshine" - the slightly ruffled leaf has a generous gold margin that evolves to a cream-colored margin as the season progresses. As with the hybrid "Sonoma", this Davidia will bloom at an early age. New & rare.

Davidia involucrata "Sonoma" - This is an amazing cultivar; flowers appear on very young trees.

Sciadopitys verticillata (Umbrella Pine) - This ancient conifer species is very slow growing. Our 4 year old trees are about 12" tall. Older specimens as well. Also available as a dwarf form.

ginkgo biloba

Native to China, Ginkgo biloba is the sole living survivor of an ancient family whose ancestors thrived over 100 million years ago. The fan-shaped leaf resembles the Maidenhair fern; thus, the common name: Maidenhair Tree. Our dwarf and semi dwarf ginkgo biloba trees are grafted. Therefore you need not be concerned about purchasing a female tree that might produce fruit with a strong, offensive odor. The foliage turns a lovely clear yellow in the fall before it falls. Ginkgo biloba is hardy too—30° F and is suitable for most soils.

Pricing: All the trees below are dwarf and semi-dwarf forms. Several of them are new introductions and rare; they range in price from $55 to $95 in one gallon containers. Please inquire as to sizes available.

Expected Heights & Sizes: Heights with all dwarf and semi-dwarf ginkgo biloba is variable. It depends on climate, soil conditions, fertilizer, and so forth.

Beijing Gold - Dwarf. Leafs out gold in spring and turns golden yellow in fall. Small leaf.

Chase Manhattan - Semi dwarf with more open branching structure.

Chi-Chi (aka Tschi Tschi) - Semi-dwarf form of gingko. Form a dense rounded shrub and is excellent for containers and small gardens.

Gnome - Dense, dwarf ginkgo. This form originated as a male seedling. The branches are thick with extremely short internodes. Good for bonsai training or permanent container planting.

Jade Butterfly - Large, scalloped leaves are divided almost in two in the center evoking the image of fluttering butterflies. As a semi-dwarf ginkgo, one can expect a height of 9-12 feet in about ten years—less if grown in a container.

Jehosephat - Very dense and slow growing. In the nursery Jehosephat has grown to about twelve inches in five years.

Majestic Butterfly - This is a somewhat new introduction with irregular markings of gold on the leaf. Semi dwarf.

Mariken - This unique ginkgo naturally grows in a tight, globe shape. It is a dwarf yet has a typical leaf size. Mariken is slower growing than Spring Grove.

Munchkin - Tiny leaves and twiggy branches. Munchkin is slow growing to around three feet in ten years. This may be the smallest growing of the dwarf ginkgos.

Spring Grove - This small growing ginkgo has been developed and grown for several years. Spring Grove has earned the praise of gardeners and nursery people throughout the world. A time-tested winner.

Sunstream - Leaves with irregular yellow-gold streaks are eye-catching all spring and summer. A recent introduction by Gary Handy, this sturdy little ginkgo is cheerful and lights up a small planting area. Rare.

Troll - Small, deep green foliage is arranged in tight patterns. Dwarf and Charming.


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