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Visit to Broken Arrow Nursery

Posted by coachjohnsonlp 6B (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 9, 14 at 21:52

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


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Impressive metasequoia Ogon and Falling Waters


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Nice picea omoriko pendula


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


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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.


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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?


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  • Posted by cococo 7 Nashville (My Page) on
    Sun, Aug 10, 14 at 8:59

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


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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.


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  • Posted by SC77 6b (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 28, 14 at 21:38

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


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  • Posted by SC77 6b (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 28, 14 at 21:40

Pinus densiflora 'Burke's Red Variegated' - I've seen pictures, but stunning in person

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  • Posted by SC77 6b (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 28, 14 at 21:41

Abies concolor ´Compacta´

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  • Posted by SC77 6b (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 28, 14 at 21:43

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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  • Posted by SC77 6b (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 28, 14 at 21:45

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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  • Posted by SC77 6b (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 28, 14 at 21:48

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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  • Posted by SC77 6b (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 28, 14 at 21:50

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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  • Posted by SC77 6b (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 28, 14 at 21:51

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Blue Surprise' - Nice Blue!!

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  • Posted by SC77 6b (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 28, 14 at 21:53

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


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


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  • Posted by SC77 6b (My Page) on
    Sat, Aug 30, 14 at 10:00

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.


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