Visit to Broken Arrow Nursery

coachjohnsonlpAugust 9, 2014

I went to Broken Arrow Nursery in CT today just to look around and see some cool large specimens and potential future purchases. I left my credit cards at home as I feared I would fill my wagon and end up with a big house all to myself if you know what I mean... They had some impressive specimens. I am sure somebody has put a pic of this amazing weeping larch tree but I had to post some pic - simply amazing. I spoke to the gentleman who grafted the tree in 1960!!!! He has trained the tree over the last 50 plus years! Work of art! They have been offered obscene amounts of money for the tree according to one of the younger workers.

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coachjohnsonlp

close up of the trunk - well over a foot in diameter!

    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 9:53PM
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Impressive metasequoia Ogon and Falling Waters

    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 9:56PM
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coachjohnsonlp

Nice picea omoriko pendula

    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 9:58PM
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Acadiafun

Beautiful specimens and thank you for the pics. If you had not left your CC at home.....what would you have bought?

    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 10:00PM
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coachjohnsonlp

It was a good move not bringing the credit card - would have easily spent a few thousand there! Amazing selection for the tri state area. There are a few nurseries in new Jersey that I have been to that have more varieties but there are definitely some really hard to find varieties at Broken Arrow.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 10:01PM
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sc77

Wow, awesome pics... smart move, leaving the cc's at home! I will probably bring just enough cash to get the trees I want when I head down this fall too...it's like having a gambling problem going to a casino. I swear, I showed up here 4 years ago, just looking for a "fast growing evergreen privacy screen" and ended up becoming a conifer addict.

Which nurseries in NJ did you visit that had more variety?

    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 11:33PM
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cococo(7 Nashville)

Nice pics.Thanks for posting.Yes it is an addiction lol but you have much more to show for it at the end of the day.Alcohol,gambling....money to the wind.Conifers.....coming home to your own private park,exercise,relaxing in beauty.I think everyone on this forum picked the right addiction...bit I could be biased lol

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 8:59AM
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coachjohnsonlp

Definitely a healthy addiction in my opinion. The nurseries that I went to in Jersey were huge! Brock Farms Nursery in Freehold. They have over 700 acres at there various locations. I t was like a never ending nursery when I visited a few weeks ago. Crawford Brothers nursery in Freehold also had a huge selection but not as many hard to find varieties.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 9:20AM
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sc77

I made the trip down to Broken Arrow today. I picked up Cryptomeria japonica 'Knaptonensis' & Acer palmatum 'Red Dragon'. I also saw some conifers that I have not seen before in person, some of which were very impressive. I did however leave a little annoyed because one of the workers told me I was welcome to check out their new graft section. I found a Sciadopitys verticillata 'Gold Star' which I was absolutely stunned by... This cultivar was one of the nicest gold conifers I have ever seen...I was soo excited to buy it, only to be told at the registered that it was not for sale!! Damm.. I didn't get any pictures either, because I thought I was about to own it.

Anyways, here are some of the Pics

    Bookmark   August 28, 2014 at 9:38PM
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Pinus densiflora 'Burke's Red Variegated' - I've seen pictures, but stunning in person

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    Bookmark   August 28, 2014 at 9:40PM
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Abies concolor ôCompactaô

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    Bookmark   August 28, 2014 at 9:41PM
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Acer palmatum 'Bihou' - WoW! The color on the Japanese Maple was stunning. As an added bonus, the bark turns bright yellow in fall/winter

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    Bookmark   August 28, 2014 at 9:43PM
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Pinus flexilis 'Cesarini Blue' - Bluest (only true blue) Pine I have ever seen in person. Most have a hint of blue, this one is BLUE...

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    Bookmark   August 28, 2014 at 9:45PM
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Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Korean Gold'- Nice gold. Cephalotaxus is generally is an under used conifer. It is very unique and interesting and can handle very heavy shade and deer hate it.

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    Bookmark   August 28, 2014 at 9:48PM
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Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'North Light' - This conifer, with it's soft foliage simply stops people in their tracks...not only that, but it's a Redwood that will fit nicely into most smaller gardens!

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    Bookmark   August 28, 2014 at 9:50PM
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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Blue Surprise' - Nice Blue!!

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    Bookmark   August 28, 2014 at 9:51PM
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Cornus kousa - 'Snow Boy' - Not a conifer, but nice for those shady spots you can't grow most conifers. White color and bark pattern were very interesting.

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    Bookmark   August 28, 2014 at 9:53PM
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wannabegardnr(7 Maryland)

Now I'm sad because I'm not among those lovely trees. Thank you for sharing the pictures.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2014 at 9:57AM
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butterfly4u

Awesome pics!
Do they have mail order?
Can I grow a redwood in South Carolina?

    Bookmark   August 29, 2014 at 9:36PM
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sc77

Yes, their mail order starts in September. They don't offer everything, its limited. So check out conifer kingdom if you don't see it there.

Dawn Redwood is supposed to be good through zone 8. Looks like SC is z8 or less so it should do ok.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2014 at 10:00AM
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