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The North American Collection


John Naka's Goshin, is one of the best known and loved bonsai in the world. The perfect place to start The US National Bonsai and Penjing Museum's North American Collection. The trees are Juniperus chinensis (Chinese junipers) and there are eleven on them. One for each of Mr Naka's grandchildren.

The great John Naka with his Goshin.

This Trident maple was donated by Ted C. Guyger. It has been in training since 1975.

Another Trident, but this time a forest in full fall color. It was donated in 1990 by Brussel Martin of Brussel's Bonsai Nursery in Mississippi.

This full cascade Blue Atlas cedar was a gift by Fred and Ernesta Ballard in 1990.

Another Blue Atlas cedar, but this time the artist is John Naka once again. He gave it the Japanese name Gimpo (Silver Phoenix) because it was once an ugly tree that transformed into a majestic masterpiece.

It wouldn't be a complete North American selection if it didn't have at least one Buttonwood by Mary Madison.

This perfectly serene Chinese banyan (Ficus microcarpa) was gifted by Mike Uyeno 1990. It has been in training since 1971.

What a unique tree! For starters it resembles a backwards question mark, and that's not the only feature that sets it apart (do you see it?). It was gifted by Jack Douthitt (you guessed it, in 1990).

Stay posted. We've got more great trees from the North American collection in line.

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