Magnolia Dogwood Conifer & Maple

Conifer Gardens Nursery

Bonsai and Japanese-Style Gardens

We stock many of the conifers, maples etc that are much prized for creating Bonsai or Japanese Gardens, but we do not stock finished Bonsai specimens.
The pictures shown below are of finished products of which we have young starter plants.
These are usually in 200mm or 300mm pots and occasionally larger.
Japanese White Pine
Japanese White Pine
Japanese White Pine
Japanese White Pine

Pinus parviflora, the "Japanese White Pine" is a five-needle pine, usually with blue-grey foliage. It is an excellent pine in Japanese Gardens as many specimens naturally have a wind-swept look. Varieties include:

'Bergman'
'Fukai'
'Fuku-zu-mi'
'Gatsusan'
'Glauca'
'Goldilocks'
'Hagoromo'
'Hatsukasa'
'Koko no E'
'Ogon Goyo'
 


Japanese Black Pine
Japanese Black Pine
Japanese Black Pine

The "Japanese Black Pine", Pinus thunbergii, and its varieties are some of the most popular pines for bonsai.
Our varieties include:

'Emery Dwarf'
'Kotobuki'
'Kyotto Nishiki'
'Mikawa'
'Nishiki'
'Ogon'
'Shirone Janome'
'Thunderhead'
'Yatsabusa'

 


Mountain Pine
Mountain Pine
Mountain Pine

Although the dwarf "Mountain Pine", Pinus mugo, is native to high elevation habitats from southwestern to Central Europe, it can be used to created beautiful bonsai. Naturally multi-trunked and a short bushy habit. Our varieties include:

'Amber Gold'
'Hesse'
'Pincushion'


Scots Pine
Scots Pine

The Pinus sylvestris varieties are very useful for bonsai as they develop thick trunks at a very young age and also they "back-bud" easily. Our varieties include:

'Argentea'
'Aurea'
'Compressa'
'Doone Valley'
'Fastigiata'
'Glauca Nana'
'Inverleith'
 


Japanese Red Pine
Japanese Red Pine

Pinus densiflora, the "Japanese Red Pine" is another favourite with bonsai enthusiasts.
Our varieties include:
'Low Glow'
'Osmaston Compacta'
'Pendula'
'Rainbow'


Cedars
Cedars
Cedars
Cedars

Cedrus brevifolia ... "Short-needled Cedar''
Cedrus atlantica ..."Atlas Cedar"
Cedrus deodara ... "Himalayan Cedar"
Cedrus libani ... 'Cedar of Lebanon'

These are all used extensively for bonsai and respond very well to pruning. Varieties include:

Atlantica
'Aurea'
'Fastigiata'
'Glauca'
Glauca Pendula'

Deodara
'Aurea'
'Divinely Blue'
'Feelin Blue'
'Golden Cascade'
'Lime Glow'
'Mountain Beauty'
'Pendula'


Hinoke Cypress
Hinoke Cypress
Hinoke Cypress

The slow growing Hinoke varieties of Chamaecyparis obtusa make great single specimen or group planting bonsai. Although some varieties have a golden tinge, most have very dark green, curled foliage. We stock:

'Bassett'
'Coralliformis'
'Fernspray Gold'
'Golden Nugget'
'Gracilis'
'Intermedia'
'Kosterii'
'Lutea Nana'
'Nana'
'Nana Aurea'
'Nana Gracilis'
'Pygmaea'
'Reiss Dwarf'
'Templehof'


Sawara Cypress
Sawara Cypress
Sawara Cypress
Sawara Cypress

Some of the varieties of the Sawara Cypress, Chamaecyparis pisifera, can be used to create lovely bonsai. The best varieties are:

'Baby Blue'
'Boulevard'
'Nana Parslori'
'Pisifera Filifera'
'Plumosa Compressa'
'Squarrosa'
'Squarrosa Sulphurea'
'True Blue'
'Tsukomo'