Looking to buy a Seiryu

Steve Massachusetts Zone 5bApril 2, 2011

OK, after reading for a while I've decided I would like a Seiryu to be planted in my hosta garden. I like the upright habit, the foliage, the size, and everything about this tree. So I went to the local "premium" nursery to see what they had. They had beautiful 7 ft. tall specimens in 15 gallon containers for $295. Hmm. That was a little more than I wanted to spend. HD and Lowes didn't have any JMs at all. So where should I look for this plant? I don't mind spending a little money to get a decent sized plant, but I don't need to have instant gratification either. I'm open to local or mail order sources. Any ideas?


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lou_midlothian_tx(z8 DFW, Tx)

Google nursery in you area and you will come up with a list for you to call around and ask for price rather than driving around wasting gas/time/money.

I spent 125 dollars for 5 ft size in 15g container last fall from local independent nursery.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 8:02AM
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toronado3800 Zone 6 StLouis(6)

Mail order will save you money. Forest Farm is a decent source for JMs. Their tubes are smaller fellas. Last spring I planted foot tall grafts of Higasayama and Purple Ghost from them. Both lived, even grew a little.

I can't help but notice they have this tree listed as zone6. Do you have a pretty sheltered area for it?

Here is a link that might be useful: Forest Farm

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 11:01PM
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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

The -10 temp is accurate for my zone. Other sources list it as zone 5. In any case I'm planting it on a south facing slope, on the south side of some very large oak trees. It will get more than 6 hours of sun. Thanks for the heads up about the zone recommendation. I may have to baby it until it is well established.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2011 at 6:04AM
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Not sure if you are in Massachusetts like your screen name seems to indicate. If so and you are in the southcoast area, go to Redwood Nursery in Swansea, MA. They have nice 5-6 footers. Got mine from them last fall for half price @ $55.00

    Bookmark   April 11, 2011 at 10:07AM
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ripley529(z7a IL)

Eastfork Nursery :)

I have a Seiryu I planted in 2009 about 1-2ft size that is around 4 1/2 feet this spring. Mine is in full sun until around 4 pm when it gets late afternoon shade. It has grown very well and I think it has more trouble with the cold then the midwest heat in it's open location. Seems pretty sun tolerant, though I know it would like some shade sooner in the day.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2011 at 12:16PM
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