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A couple weeks back we photographed all the Dwarf Flowering Quince ‘Chojubai’ that were looking fancy, as they all decided to bloom at the same time this year. Which is not textbook Chojubai, but it happened.

Happy Holidays everyone, here’s some trees in their fancy clothes starting with three older quince, early development courtesy of unknown artists:

The next group of photos are trees that I’ve developed here at Crataegus Bonsai for the last 7 years, and are about 10 years old. (Soon I will begin selling some of the ones I have created, and if you’re interested in being on the list, please do let me know.)

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  1. Robert decker says:

    Not sure if your in .uk or not, but would be very interested in buying one one. Thank Robert Decker

  2. Dan Turner says:

    Hi Michael,
    Beautiful work! I would love to be on the list.

  3. Elaine says:

    Hi Michael, Please add me to your list of those interested in buying chojubai from you. They are beautiful.

    Happy holidays to you.


  4. crust says:

    I love the look and feel of Dwarf Flowering Quince ‘Chojubai’ but the disease and low hardiness characteristics scare me away. Are there other hardier species with similar characteristics like the Chojubai?

    • crataegus says:

      Chojubai are one of the most cold hardy deciduous shrubs. They do need spring protection from frosts like any bonsai, though, especially as they tend to grow out early in the spring. But winter and fully dormant and planted in the ground—they are in the -30F hardiness range. Roots of course can never stand the hardiness rating that we find in gardening books.

  5. Brian Hollowell says:

    Michael, I would like to be added to the list for an opportunity to possibly purchase one of the chojubai you have developed over the past several years. I have long admired your work and your artistic approach to bonsai. It was incredible to see the large hemlock group in NY earlier this year. This “clump” is truly an iconic work in American bonsai. Keep up the excellent work and thank you for sharing with the public over the years.

    Kind Regards, Brian Hollowell 757-355-2642 Norfolk, VA

    Sent from my iPhone


  6. Gregory Black says:

    Don’t know if I could swing the cost, but appreciate the opportunity and would love to know price of a clump-style chojubai you’ve cultivated and would be selling.

  7. Marilyn Jesperson says:

    Would like to be on your list….your Chojubai was the first I had ever seen and I fell in love with it!
    Thanks for the posts and good info you pass along. Your work is awesome!

  8. Daniel Dolan says:


    I would appreciate your placing me on the list for these unique Quinces.
    Thank you.

    Best regards,


  9. Albert Ipkus says:

    Would like to be added to your list…. The Chojubai’s look great.



  10. steveohman says:

    Hey Michael-

    Interested. Please put me on the list for the last one, the one on the bottom.

    Thanks for the chance and thanks for all you do.

    Happy holidays.

    Steve Ohman


  11. Linda Price-May says:

    Would a flowering quince survive in Corpus Christi Texas? It gets hot and is quite humid here.

  12. David Wheeler says:

    Hope the seasons are kind to you……..

    On Tue, Dec 26, 2017 at 2:02 AM, Michael Hagedorn wrote:

    > crataegus posted: “A couple weeks back we photographed all the Dwarf > Flowering Quince ‘Chojubai’ that were looking fancy, as they all decided to > bloom at the same time this year. Which is not textbook Chojubai, but it > happened. Happy Holidays everyone, here’s some trees ” >

  13. Tom Lau says:

    Add me to the list please Michael!



  14. Kevin Cassell says:

    Hi Michael. I would definitely be interested on being on that list also. I am rather new to bonsai but I do have a 2yr old chojuba it’s still kinda small but I was actually surprised how easy it is to care for & how often it blooms. Seeing these makes me want to step it up a notch while still developing the younger one also. They’re beautiful and quickly becoming one of my favorites species. Thank u for this opportunity
    Kevin Cassell

  15. Ronald Bates says:

    Hi Michael, First time caller but long time watcher and would like to be added to the list for one of these beautys. Thanks Ron

  16. Thomas Anglewicz says:

    Hi Michael,

    Thanks for the nice post about mature and developing Chojubai. As you know, Florentina has been lusting for one of these for several years. I think we are on your list for purchase of one of your “developing” trees. If not, please put us on there. We’d love to have one!



  17. Buck Lawrence says:

    Love these quince. Please include me in your offerings. Thanks

  18. Angela Eggleston says:

    Hi Michael! I was put on your list back when I visited at the time of the Artisan’s Cup–so just reiterating that I’m still very interested. I love the color on these.

  19. Fran Prospero says:

    Hey Mike, thanks for sharing the inspiration through the year, awesome photos. Yes put me on list.

    Sent from my iPhone


  20. BethF says:

    Please put me on your list. Thanks.

  21. Lance says:

    If you’re will to ship, I too would be interested once you’re willing to part with your creations. Love your chojubai posts as well!! Moar please..



  22. Fran Prospero says:

    Happy New Year Mike, yes put me on the least expensive list, if you have one. Hope all is well.🙏Thank You

    Sent from my iPhone


  23. Don Kimball says:

    Please add me to the already long list.

  24. Lars Ebbesen says:

    I would be extremely happy to receive one of your beautiful bonsai.Thanks Lars

  25. Tom Hilyer says:

    Love your work. I would be very interested in the possibility of purchasing one. Please add me to your list.

  26. Miguel Navarro says:

    Hi Michael, please put me in your list, thanks 🙂

  27. Jason Newman says:

    Great info on the quince! Thank you for posting. Not a lot of info to find and not many people have any Chojubai. I would like to get on your list, I’m in So. Cal.

  28. Tommy Nguyen says:

    Please put my name down as buyers for your trees in the future, I love your work. Thank you. Tommy Nguyen

  29. teaniner says:

    Any chance you have a new list happening?
    You say they are cold hardy. I’m in Michigan and the winters are cold but usually 1 week of 0 temps. Other than that hangout around 15-20. Could I leave young on the bench?

    • crataegus says:

      Happy to put on the list if you like! They are quite cold hardy. Problem is, they are often the first to grow out, often while it’s still winter. So…that makes them very un-cold hardy in early spring. I wouldn’t leave them on the bench in the winter.

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