Zach Smith - 25 Years' Experience
Pre-bonsai for Sale
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  Bald cypress - Taxodium distichum

2.25" trunk above the root crown, 4" base at soil level, 24" to the chop.

Collected in February of 2014, growth has been rampant.  Very interesting base, especially for a specimen with the size trunk it has.  Style should either be flat-top or formal upright.

Age about 25 years.

Ships now.

$135

Item # Cypress4pre


SOLD
May Hawthorn - Crataegus aestivalus

2" trunk, height to the original chop 13", finished height will be about 20".


Collected January 2011.  Age about 30-40 years.  Graceful trunk, and it's developing nicely into a traditional hawthorn shape.

Ships now!

$150

Item # Hawthorn10pre



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May Hawthorn - Crataegus aestivalus

Collected along with the one to the right in January 2013, this tree was last photo'ed in April.  I did the initial wiring then, and let it continue to grow through summer.

Trunk is 3" thick, height to the chops is about 12".  This is an awesome piece of material for anyone who loves hawthorns.

Ships this April

$275


Item # Hawthorn9pre

SOLD

May Hawthorn - Crataegus aestivalus

Wonderful natural twin-trunk specimen.  Trunk base is 3", height to the tip of the new leader is 23",

Collected in January of this year, I've got the basic branches wired.  The tree needs the rest of this season to get established, but it's easy to tell it's a strong one.

A deposit of $60 holds this tree till next year.

$250


Item # Hawthorn8pre

SOLD
  Crape myrtle - Lagerstroemia indica

4" trunk, 16" to trunk chop, finished height should be 24-30"

Collected from a growing field in winter 2013, age approx. 15-20 years.  Nebari is great (I bury surface rootage to protect it). 

I just rewired, trimmed and did the initial carving of the transition from the chop.  Most of the flower buds got cut, but there's one set in the very apex.  Flowers are white.

Ships now!

$350

Item # Crape1pre





Sweetgum - Liquidambar styraciflua

1.75" trunk, 20" tall

Collected in 2011, age about 15 years.

This is a nice slender specimen typical of how the species grows.  It features great bark and a nicely developing set of branches.  Ready for a bonsai pot next spring.

$75

Item # Sweetgum1pre


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Water-elm - Planera aquatica


3" trunk, 15" to the chop

Collected 2010, age about 90 years.  Wonderful natural trunk curve, good rootage.  Will make a nice 22-24" tall specimen in about 3-5 years.

Ships NOW!

$275

Item # Waelm2pre

Moving to Bonsai
  Bald cypress - Taxodium distichum

2" trunk above the root crown, 22" to the chop.

Collected in February of 2014, this one is just starting to push buds.  Nice basal flare and surface rootage, nice taper.  I'm thinking flat-top style.  But what's really cool about this tree is the neat "shoulder" (too high to be a knee) a few inches up on the right side.  Click on the photo for a larger image
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Ships in June.

$150

Item # Cypress2pre

SOLD
  Water-elm - Planera aquatica

Here's a big one, 3" trunk, 16.5" to the top chop

Collected 2011, age about 90 years.

Great basal flare and taper, superb nebari!  This is going to be an awesome tree.

Ships May 2012, or available for pickup now.  A 25% deposit holds this tree.

$575

Item # Waelm7pre

HOLD
  Water-elm - Planera aquatica

Triple trunk, 5-6" trunk, 20" to the chops

Collected 2010, age about 125 years.  I think this will either be a phenomenal twin- or triple-trunk specimen.  It could go either way.

Very strong tree, and the exfoliating bark is incredible.

Ships May 2011, or available for pickup now.

$650

Item # Waelm5pre

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  Water-elm - Planera aquatica

Nice informal upright specimen, 2" trunk, 12" to the chop

Collected 2010, age about 60 years.  Very nice basal flare, good trunk character with well-spaced branches, primary development will be complete next year.

Ships May 2011, or available for pickup now.

Special price!

$135

Item # Waelm6pre

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  Bald cypress - Taxodium distichum

Wonderful taper, 2-1/2" trunk, 23" to the apical cut

Collected winter of 2011, age about 30 years.

This one sold fast after I did the initial styling on it.  Great choice!



$125

Item # Cypress1pre

SOLD 
 
  May Hawthorn - Crataegus aestivalus

Pretty little informal upright specimen, 2" trunk, 15" to the chop

Collected January 2011.  The tender new shoots have been wired to set branches before they get too far along.  This tree has great taper, great flaky bark with beautiful color beneath, and the basal flare is terrific.  Age about 30 years.

Ships September 2011.

$95

Item # Hawthorn1pre

SOLD
  May Hawthorn - Crataegus aestivalus

Informal upright specimen, nice gentle curve to the trunk, 2-1/2" base, 16" to the chop.

Collected January 2011.  I've never seen a hawthorn with a fluted trunk, very unusual.  Also has a nice basal flare.  Age about 40 years.  Beautiful smooth bark, this is an amazing tree.

Ships September 2011.

$145

Item # Hawthorn2pre
           
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May Hawthorn -
Crataegus aestivalus

Informal upright specimen, collected in January 2011 from a beaver pond, 2" base, 17" to the chop.

You can see the beaver mark halfway up the trunk, interesting specimen.  Great trunk character.  Nebari will need development over the next few years.

Ships now!

$125

Item # Hawthorn5pre


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  Winged elm - Ulmus alata

2" trunk, 21" to trunk chop

Collected in winter 2011, age approx. 20 years, rough bark and nice trunk damage running along the front side that's mostly healed over.  If you're into slanting style, this is the tree for you.  Ships in spring 2012, or available for pickup this year.


$125

Item # Wielm2pre


SOLD

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American hornbeam -
Carpinus Caroliniana

3.5" trunk, new chop at 18" to build more taper; finished height should be about 24".

Super collected specimen, nice sinewy trunk, age approx. 30-40 years.

New leader needs thickening, should be done in two years.  Ships now!

$450

Item # Amhorn3pre

SOLD
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Green
Hawthorn - Crataegus viridis

 
1.75" trunk, 18" height

Collected January 2011.  I'm training this tree in the typical natural hawthorn shape.  Age about 30 years.   Features nice bark, mature trunk.

Sweet little tree!

Ships now!

$175

Item # Hawthorn3pre


Now in Bonsai
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May Hawthorn -
Crataegus aestivalus


1.5" trunk, 14" height

Collected January 2012.  This one has a nice hollow midway on the trunk, very nice character.  I'd estimate it's about 30 years old.

Ships in September.

$95

Item # Hawthorn4pre


SOLD
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Water-elm - Planera aquatica

Nice informal upright specimen, 3" trunk, 16.5" to the chop

Collected 2011, age about 90 years.  Super nebari and basal flare, unusual curved trunk for a water-elm.

Ships September 2012, or available for pickup now.

$575

Item # Waelm8pre


Now in Bonsai

 
American hornbeam - Carpinus Caroliniana

4" trunk, 22" to the tip of the new apex.

Masculine trunk, age approx. 40 years.  If you like carving, this one has a nice uro started in back (you may want to turn the tree to show it).

New leader in development, should be done in two years. 
Ships now!


$375

Item # Amhorn4pre


SOLD
  Chinese privet - Ligustrum sinense

1.75" trunk, finished height will be about 6"

Nice little privet, developing apex but this will be done next year.  Some wiring has been done.

$45

Item # Chpriv3pre


SOLD
  Water-elm - Planera aquatica


Broom-form
specimen, 3.5" trunk, 14" to the chop, should end up about 24" tall

Collected 2011, age about 100 years.  Great basal flare, and the trunk shape is just breathtaking.

Ships September 2012, or available for pickup now.

$575

Item # Waelm9pre


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