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General Category => General Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: TimC on December 18, 2012, 09:13 PM

Title: Japanese Apricot or Plum - Sources
Post by: TimC on December 18, 2012, 09:13 PM
Hello all, and Happy Holidays!  Looking to find a source for the above subject bonsai.  Any suggestions/ideas?
Title: Re: Japanese Apricot or Plum - Sources
Post by: nathanbs on December 18, 2012, 10:21 PM
There are a couple of blogs that come to mind that have discussed ume at some length. One of them is Peter Teas blog the other is bonsai tonight blog. Is there anything in particular that you are looking to learn?
Title: Re: Japanese Apricot or Plum - Sources
Post by: TimC on December 19, 2012, 12:06 AM
Want to buy apricot or lum tree.
Title: Re: Japanese Apricot or Plum - Sources
Post by: nathanbs on December 19, 2012, 12:17 AM
Try this blog as well as Brian owns an ume and has done several write ups on them. http://nebaribonsai.wordpress.com/. (http://nebaribonsai.wordpress.com/.)   I personally love prunus species as they offer so much. Gnarly bark with great deadwood possibilities, flowers, prolific growers and very hardy(depending on where you live)
Title: Re: Japanese Apricot or Plum - Sources
Post by: augustine on December 19, 2012, 09:05 AM
TimC,

Places to buy on line are Evergreengardenworks.com and Internationalbonsai.com (see new plant catalog), Brent Walston and Bill Valavanis.

Good luck.

Augustine

Pasadena, MD - zone 7A
Title: Re: Japanese Apricot or Plum - Sources
Post by: nathanbs on December 19, 2012, 10:07 AM
Try Muranaka bonsai as he has some pretty decent trees for about $100. They seldom flower but learning to graft ume is simple and an essential part for the future of tree
Title: Re: Japanese Apricot or Plum - Sources
Post by: fredtruck on December 19, 2012, 12:25 PM
Forestfarm.com in Oregon also has ume.
Title: Re: Japanese Apricot or Plum - Sources
Post by: fredtruck on December 19, 2012, 01:59 PM
Another place that has a very good selection is Camellia Forest:

http://www.camforest.com/Prunus_mume_s/2.htm (http://www.camforest.com/Prunus_mume_s/2.htm)
Title: Re: Japanese Apricot or Plum - Sources
Post by: John Romano on December 19, 2012, 04:24 PM
there's one or two big ones at New England Bonsai.  If interested,  PM me and I can send you pictures.
John Romano