The tiniest of the tiny

gmaculata(5)March 22, 2012

Hello all, I have a small collection of dwarf and miniature conifers. Mostly from Iseli as they are one of the suppliers of my work. I am on the hunt for the tiniest conifers. I grow Bonsai for work so I love the small plants. I would be thankful for any hints of what to look for ar where to look. Thanks! Glen

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
taxo_man

Cryptomeria japonica 'Tensan'

J

    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 10:28PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Jim, it's 'Tenzan'...

Another very tiny and slow growing one is
Abies lasiocarpa 'DuFlon'

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 3:37AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Picea abies 'Witchel' is super-tiny!

Dax

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 6:35AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

you might want to amend your question.. to the tiniest .. that is relatively available ...

sometimes these guys recommend one of a kind plants that are not readily available to the market ... and darn if those are the ones that go on the top of the TO DIE FOR LIST ...

which simply means ... just because you have a name.. or a pic .. OF THE ONLY PLANT IN THE WORLD.. doesnt mean you will find it soon.. for sale ...

there are a couple tiny hemlocks ...maybe T. c. popeleski and everitts golden ... and the green one stockmans dwarf [and no joy.. i am not checking spelling this morning]

a couple tiny P mugo ... mops and megs short needle [and i cant recall what meg wants it called]

i cant remember Dumpy's full name

A.k. Cis

and finally P. A. Dan's Dwarf

if you want to use the GW search.. you might find old posts where i posted pix of all.. if you reply to those.. they will jump to the top of the list.. and i can reload the pix ...

are you familiar with the INTRO to conifers .. and the discussion of annual growth rates.. and what makes them MINI's???

ken

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 7:39AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

oops! 'Wichtel'

Here is a link that might be useful: Coenosium Gardens - 'Wichtel'

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 8:27AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
firefightergardener(7/8)

I'll use this thread to post a dozen tiny guys from my garden on Saturday.

-Will

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 12:46PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ricksample(6)

Abies balsamea 'Jamy' 6" x 6" in 10 years see link. I purchased this sometime last year.

Here is a link that might be useful: Jamy

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 1:41PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Tsuga canadensis 'Abbott's Pygmy' or 'Minuta'. Should be available from Iseli.

tj

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 4:11PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Rick, it's 'Jamie', which was formerly named 'W.B. 3'.
This renaming was done by the Iseli Nursery.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 5:27PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dcsteg(5 Shawnee, KS.)

I have had this little guy for ten years. About 4 inches wide when purchased. Now 8. About an 1 inch a year. Good to zone 3.

Dave

Picea glauca 'Cy's Wonder.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2012 at 7:38AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
firefightergardener(7/8)

Awesome Dave, looks like it's 4 years old...

Risking the moderator's wrath, a dozen really little ones I can share:

No particular order.

Picea abies 'Brno'

Picea abies 'Wichtel'

Abies lasiocarpa 'Siskiyou'(correct spelling).

Pinus sylvestris(probably mugo) 'Hrock'

Picea sitchensis 'Renken'

Pinus parviflora 'Mini Curls'

Abies balsamea 'Jamie' - intentionally photographed with glare to the improper labeling 'Jamy', which as Edwin stated, is incorrect.

Pinus nigra 'Pichounet' I believe pronounced Pitch-o-nay.

Picea abies 'Thumbelina'

Pinus parviflora 'Tsai's Cushion'

Picea abies 'Jessy'

Pinus parviflora 'Richard Lee' - Very hard to establish.

Abies lasiocarpa 'Lopalpun' -Comfortably under an inch a year.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2012 at 12:36PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
arceesmith

I have information regarding the 'Jamy' vs. 'Jamie' name that should clear things up.

Paul Halladin (propagator at Iseli) gave three WB selections to Thom de Lange in Holland. In 1999, Paul & Eddie Rezek visited Thom. While there, the three gentlemen agreed to name the three plants after Thom's three grandchildren, Jamy, Jessy and Michelle.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2012 at 5:00PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
firefightergardener(7/8)

That is most certainly interesting information though it does not settle things beyond a doubt.

Pinus mugo 'Michelle' and Picea abies 'Jessy' are both Iseli production plants, and both tiny, as is Abies balsamea 'Jamy' *however* without more information regarding which species the WB selection 'Jamy' was that these gentleman named, it does not eliminate the possibility of both a WB named 'Jamie' and 'Jamy'.

It seems 95% certain though that the correct spelling is Abies balsamea 'Jamy' and not Abies balsamea 'Jamie' since the plant looks to have been found at Iseli nursery and was then brought to Holland.

Thanks for the info!

-Will

    Bookmark   March 26, 2012 at 5:29PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
arceesmith

Will, forgive me, I presumed since the plant in question was, Abies balsamea 'Jamy', it wouldn't be required for me to specifically state the genus and species in my post. I have given the history of how 'Jamy' received it's name. If the story, directly from those who originally selected, grow and named the plant is not sufficient, I do not know what else might be needed to make it 100% official.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 12:30PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
firefightergardener(7/8)

Then I mispoke or didn't comprehend your intent completely! I apologize and will now gladly trumpet the original source history and naming of Abies balsamea 'Jamy'. I also am glad to have waited to keep my tags correct! :)

-Will

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 1:40PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
arceesmith

By the way, Will, I enjoy seeing pictures of your garden and growing conifer collection. I hope I might be able to visit it one day with my camera! Being we are both PNW boys, and I have family up north in WA, perhaps we can make this happen? (I don't ordinarily invite myself to people's gardens, but what can it hurt to try). :^)

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 2:03PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
firefightergardener(7/8)

Of course, my gardens are open for visitors. We've met I believe, at an ACS gathering. Cheers. :)

-Will

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 10:54PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Preparing Conifer Seedling Understocks For Winter Grafting
My newest video. Best Regards, Dax Here is a link that...
gardener365
Found a giant!
Found this guy while driving through town! Looks pretty...
treeguy_ny USDA z6a WNY
"Best" Pseudotsuga for cold, eastern areas.
I'd like to add just a few Doug-trees to my menagerie...
wisconsitom
What are these trees?
What are these two conifers? One is blue/gray with...
edlincoln
Found this yellow variegation on wild Thuja
Curious everyone's thoughts on this yellow variegation....
fireweed22
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™