|My Japanese Maple: Osakazuki.|
I found information about Eastwoods Nursery via online searches. I was looking for a large Japanese Maple selection and a specific type of tree. I also needed small plants (for easy transport to The Shack) and small price tags.
Eastwoods Nursery is located west of Washington, DC and near the foothills of the blue ridge mountains. The road signs indicated that I wasn't far from Skyline Drive and the Shenandoah National Park. My drive included both the Baltimore and D.C beltways. But once I got beyond those, the views were amazing.
You can contact Eastwoods Nursery via their facebook page and their Japanese Maples website.
The website lists the types of trees, a bit of information about each tree, and prices based on pot size. Their website states:
"Welcome to Eastwoods Nurseries on-line catalogue and information center. We are a small, family run nursery. We grow Japanese Maples and a selection of conifers and ginkoes on our farm in the mountains of Virginia. We supply the collector and connoisseur, the designer, the landscape architect and the everyday gardener with these beautiful trees and the information needed to care for them throughout their lives"
The nursery is not open daily to the public. I found dates and times of the nursery open houses on their facebook page. You will also be able to find dates that Eastwoods Nursery may be at a location closer to you, offering their trees for sale. Finally, they list their phone number, are open by appointment, and are responsive to messages.
|A large and beautiful bonsai|
|Just a few of the small and affordable plants available|
The day wasn't the best weather for photos but I still took many photos of both the scenery and the plants in the nursery. You can see more photos here.
The Mysterious Maple Backstory
For years I had been trying to identify a Japanese Maple in a friend's yard. I love that tree and have wanted one just like it. I've tried to start my own after collecting the "helicopter" seeds from their yard. I was unsuccessful. I've emailed various nurseries and and posted photos on social media attempting to identify the tree. Also unsuccessful.
Finally, someone had helped me identify the tree. A helpful nursery owner told me that my mysterious, un-named tree is an Osakazuki (Acer Palmatum). Unfortunately, that helpful gentleman - owner of Honey Tree Nursery - is located in Canada and is not able to ship a tree to me. That is what led me to find Eastwoods Nursery. If you are in Canada, and looking for Japanese Maples, I recommend Honey Tree Nursery. If you are in the mid-Atlantic area, Eastwoods Nursery is the place to go.
I can't wait to plant my beautiful new Japanese Maples at The Shack.
|A field of trees - at Eastwoods Nursery|
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