East Coast Maple source?

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I was wondering if someone could point me in the direction of a source for Maples on the east coast. In particular I am looking for A. Campestre but wouldn't mind a couple J. Maples. I have found some online but they are all on the west coast.
 

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Where on the east coast? It's more than 2,000 miles long...
 

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Where on East coast?How many?What size?J Maples.
 

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"East Coast Maples?"

West coast suppliers can ship...I do it all the time!
 

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There are many less expensive sources with quality material, depends largely upon where you are located. I can get twice the stock for half the price of what's being asked at the Growing Grounds around here in N.Va.

Unless you're willing to pay freight or are just interested in specialized cultivars, there's no need to get something shipped from the West coast...
 

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I'm in central N Carolina. I am looking mainly A. Campestre, starter stock. I've looked at growing grounds, but if I'm going to pay that much for a tree I could fly and look at trees on the west coast in person.
 

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If you've been looking at European bonsai publications, you may have developed species envy. It's not all that common in the US as bonsai.

This species is considered by some in the US as an invasive species, which may limit its availability somewhat. If you find one as bonsai stock, you may pay a premium for it.

http://www.invasive.org/browse/subinfo.cfm?sub=12452
http://www.invasive.org/species/list.cfm?id=131

You can probably get a decent sized workable tree from a local landscape nursery for the same money.

A search on "Acer campestre nursery North Carolina" turned up this:
http://www.taylorsnursery.com/tnplantpage.asp?myplant=ACECAMQUE
 

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rockm . . . Thanks for the link to Invasives.org. I'd had it way back when, but they moved or something and I lost contact.

Invasives are fine for bonsai. Just do NOT let them go to seed (or fruit for too long).
 

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