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Plants picked up at Bethlehem Nursery

Posted by kmanzfive z5NH ( on
Sat, Mar 22, 14 at 18:45

One week ago today. I was invited down to Bethlehem Nursery for there final sale. Here is a list of all the very special items that I was able to pick up during my visit. Enjoy the list and please control the drooling!!!!
Tsuga canadensis 'Hebefolia'
Tsuga canadensis 'Petite'
Tsuga canadensis 'Verkades Golden Seedling'
Taxus baccata 'Aldeham Gold'
Taxus baccata 'Goldener Zwerg'
Taxus baccata 'Rezek Gold'
Sciadopity varieties are as follows:
'Weeper # 2'
straight species
'Strachel Schwein'
'Star Burst'
yellow needle variegation perhaps 'Mr. Happy'
'Gold Rush'
'Winter Green'
'Richies Cushion'
'Gold Mahne'
'Duke University'
'Tsai Cheng'
'Turned Needles'
'Yellow Dream'
'Gold Star'
'Green Cushion'
'Hange Form'
'Water Fall'
'Morris W/B'
Norway maple selection Woodsmani x Pink Royalty
Fagus sylvatica 'Anny's Green Dwarf'
Abies koreana 'Louis Houtmeyer'
Abies koreana 'Blaue hex'
Abies koreana 'Blue Parabol'
Abies koreana 'Silver Mavers'
Gingko biloba 'Gokusho-Ba'
Gingko biloba 'Grind Stone Lake'
Pinus cembra 'Fussball'
Pinus cembra 'Bergkonig'
Pinus cembra 'Falzergo'
Acer palmatum 'Rainbow'
Pseudotsuga 'Peve Wiesse'
Picea abies 'Typner'
Picea abies 'Spring Fire'
Picea pungens 'Pin Cushion'
Tsuga canadensis 'Ed's Special'
Abies concolor 'Lawn Shadow' ...'Shawn'..??????
Abies concolor 'Mora'
Abies concolor 'Pigglemee'
Abies concolor 'King's Gap'
Pinus sylvestris 'Nerost W/B'
Picea glauca 'Bethany Broom'
Picea glauca 'Palecek'
Pinus parviflora 'Betsy'
Picea pungens x omorika 'Marionbad' ????
Picea engelmanni 'Talbot Lake'
Abies procera 'Bizzaro'
Pinus flexilis 'Minie'

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Plants picked up at Bethlehem Nursery

WHAT>>!!!! .... no pix ...

or are we going to have to wait another week for that post.. lol ..

congrats ....

jealousy doesnt start to describe my feelings...


RE: Plants picked up at Bethlehem Nursery

It's Sciadopitys verticillata 'Waterfall' instead of 'Water Fall'.
He got this one from me...

I still have a hard time to believe he's not around us anymore...

This post was edited by coniferjoy on Sun, Mar 23, 14 at 6:13

RE: Plants picked up at Bethlehem Nursery

Hi Ken ....I will start/try to take pics tomorrow. We are getting for another snow storm ...could be a major one and I snow plow commercially. May have to be another post.

Hi Coniferjoy...what can you tell me about 'Waterfall' ?

RE: Plants picked up at Bethlehem Nursery

It's the best weeping form I ever came across of this species.
It was found in a Dutch forest...

RE: Plants picked up at Bethlehem Nursery

One more question Edwin.....Has the mystery ever been solved regard the proper name of Ab. c. 'Lower Shaded' yet? I do recall it was reported as a hybrid of lasiocarpa and concolor and even the name was subject to some controversy?

RE: Plants picked up at Bethlehem Nursery

Kudos on some great plants.

Be sure to spread them around - Dennis' legacy can live on indefinitely.


RE: Plants picked up at Bethlehem Nursery

Kevin, the 'Lower Shaded' problem ain't fixed yet, and I guess it will never be done...
This is because several people gave their own names to this conifer which causes problems.
Also a lack of communication about these names is a cause for this.

This is a pic of the original Sciadopitys verticillata 'Waterfall'
Sciadopitys verticillata 'Waterfall' photo SciadopitysverticillataWaterfall_zps2f0612ef.jpg

RE: Plants picked up at Bethlehem Nursery

RE: Plants picked up at Bethlehem Nursery

Does anyone besides kmanzfive own Sciadopitys verticillata 'Waterfall' ? Do we know if this cultivar made it beyond Bethlehem? Also, is there something unique about the process of grafting Sciadopitys ? I wonder why a lot of the nurseries don't seem to sell it...Dennis seemed to have a niche market with this genus.

Edwin, I don't see it listed on your website. Do you sell it? Any history on who found it?

Very unique conifer, would love to acquire one of these.


RE: Plants picked up at Bethlehem Nursery

With the weeping branches, it might hold up better to a snow or ice load. I wonder, does it weep when grown in the sun?
I like it!
What's with a Japanese Umbrella Pine growing wild in a Dutch forest?

RE: Plants picked up at Bethlehem Nursery

Shawn, I can tell you that the 'Waterfal' didn't make it beyond Dennis, because he was the only one who received scions from the original specimen.

It's not on my website yet, I guess it will be next season.

My buddy Erik found it in a Dutch forest, there was another one nearby with a "normal" growing habit...

RE: Plants picked up at Bethlehem Nursery

  • Posted by SC77 6b (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 14, 14 at 19:09

Thanks Edwin.. so either kmanzfive will have to share the wealth or we will need to wait until you can send some scions back with a US plantsman... I think it will be a big hit, very unique for Sciadopitys.

RE: Plants picked up at Bethlehem Nursery

One plant made it to my garden in NJ and I know that at least one is in CT. I need to check and see if this made it to Rare Tree Nursery or Broken Arrow.

RE: Plants picked up at Bethlehem Nursery

Correction. There is not a maple called
Woodsman x Pink Royalty

It is Magnolia Woodsman x Pink Royalty

It is registered by me as

Magnolia 'Dennis Ledvina'. And I have been in contact with DD for years. There must be a mix up.

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