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Hubris

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Where can I buy Trident Maple
« on: October 29, 2012, 11:11 AM »
Anyone know of a local place in SC or a website that's trusted where I can order 1 gallon Trident Maples?
 

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Re: Where can I buy Trident Maple
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012, 12:47 PM »
evergreengardenworks.com has 1 gallon tridents for $30.

http://evergreengardenworks.com/acer.htm

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Hubris

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Re: Where can I buy Trident Maple
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012, 01:21 PM »
Thank you this site looks like what im looking for anyone else have any suggestions?
 

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Re: Where can I buy Trident Maple
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012, 04:05 PM »
Where in SC are you located?
 

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Re: Where can I buy Trident Maple
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2012, 04:17 PM »
Lexington/Columbia area
 

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Re: Where can I buy Trident Maple
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012, 08:13 AM »
Try John Green at Green Thumb Bonsai in Greenville, SC or Dave Lapeyrouse at D&E Trees in Georgia, both great people.
 

Hubris

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Re: Where can I buy Trident Maple
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2012, 09:57 AM »
John Green is out of stock I checked him first because he was local. Not really finding much with the other guy. All I can find is someone on ebay selling some 2 year trident maples.
 

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Re: Where can I buy Trident Maple
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2012, 12:42 PM »
I have some that are in 6" pots now.  Trunk size averages 1/2".  Heights about 24"...
 

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Re: Where can I buy Trident Maple
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2012, 01:19 PM »
How many and how much and how much for shipping and from where? and how old too lol
 

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Re: Where can I buy Trident Maple
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2012, 02:01 PM »
These are/were 2-3 y.o. trees grown in 4" rootmaker pots so they have great rootage from the start- some just potted up to the 6" a few weeks ago.

Heights  on up to 24" with trunk sizes 3/16-1/4" on average with a few about 1/2". Other than minimal trimming they receive no training but are still wireable.

These are not really dormant yet being TX trees but should drop leaves soon.  I ship with loose soil removed.  Typical pricing: 10/$30, 5/17.50, or $4 each.   I've probably got as many as you could want... ;^)
 

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Re: Where can I buy Trident Maple
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2012, 02:32 PM »
I would advise grrowing from seed, some of Matt's seedlings, or stumps from Brent. These will not make good bonsai. No movement, poor roots (for bonsai), etc. 

Start from the very beginning or from a better foundation.
 

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Re: Where can I buy Trident Maple
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2012, 03:25 PM »
These are the very beginning.  They are very much still shapeable and actually the roots are good.     
 

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Re: Where can I buy Trident Maple
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2012, 04:21 PM »
Seeds would be the very beginning.

In my experience root maker pots do not produce good roots for bonsai.

My preference would still be to start from the beginning or purchase mature stock from an experienced grower of bonsai material. The time spent correcting faults simply isn't worth it, in my opinion. Your mileage may vary.
 

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Re: Where can I buy Trident Maple
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2012, 05:08 PM »
Rootmakers are fine when young.  Best next step for me is field growing on a barrier, i.e., tile.  Putting a 4" seedling into my fields is generally a death sentence.  I grow mine out the same way Brent does, "chop and grow".  I've been growing for my own purposes for over a decade. 

So I guess my mileage does vary .
 

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Re: Where can I buy Trident Maple
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2012, 05:22 PM »
Fair enough. Would love to see some of your older examples of stock, and finished show/ready trees, when you have time.