Nat. Arb. fall display

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I went up to the National Arboretum today to look around. They had a seasonal display in the exhibit building titled "Flaming Trees, Frozen Stones." Bonsai just turning color were displayed alongside suiseki. Didn't take photos of the stones, but here are a few of the best trees...

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Bradford pear and two Japanese maples
 

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Hawthorne, Kiyohime maple, American Beech
 

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Japanese maple, Ginkgo, shohin Japanese maple
 

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Vaughn Banting's Sweetgum, firethorn, Vaughn Banting's Red Maple (acer Rubrum) forest
 

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Vaughn Banting's flat top Bald Cypress, Smooth Leafed Elm (ulmus carpinifolia), Trident maple
 

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Trident maple, root over rock Japanese maple, zelkova
 

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beautiful trees,the hathworn was really stunning ,well all of them really are, and if you dont mind me asking is the national arb. in washington
 

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Thanks for taking the time to post all those up. I've seen the collection, but never in fall color! Beautiful.
 

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Yes. The National Arboretum is in Washington, DC.

Thanks for posting these. It has been a while since I've been there. I'd never seen Vaughn's Acer rubrum forest. It shows that you CAN do a decent bonsai with this American tree.
 

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It's worth mentioning that all these trees (with the exception of the shohin maple) are BIG trees. Most are over two feet, some, like the ginkgo and zelkova approach five...In person, they're even more impressive. Also this is only a fraction of the trees at the Arb. (in D.C.). A lot of the deciduous stuff have been put away and I didn't take pictures of the any the pines--which would have taken a lot more time than I had.

OK, I lied. Here are two that I stumbled over, a cork bark Black pine and a root over rock Black pine. The cork barks are in the Chinese pavilion (and I think they're in a Ron Lang pot) The root over rock is one of the trees currently on display at the entrace to the overall exhibit...

Oh, and BTW, I didn't plan on the"halo" effect on the flat top BC, didn't notice the effect until I posted it here...Vaughn must've have been watching...
 

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Pot on the ROR black pine is Japanese.
 

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