NEW ARTICLE !!!! There are many maples suitable for growing in northern US. Here is a primer on them.
Do you know the difference between Acer japonicum, Acer shirasawanum, Acer sieboldianum, and Acer pseudosieboldianum??
I didn't think so. ;-) If you learn this info you will know more than many maple experts. Click here:
NEW!!!!!!! "Illinois Stories" TV show episode of Davidsan's!!!!! Click here!
HOW TO ORDER TREES FOR US TO SHIP TO YOUR HOME
After you have chosen your trees (feel free to use our amazing “Sap App”)
just email your list to email@example.com
and we will email a ‘pre-invoice’ to you with further instructions.
After you approve your order, follow the payment instructions and voila!
all you have to do is sit back and anticipate your beautiful trees.
Or dig a hole.
HOW TO BUY TREES TO PICK UP AT DAVIDSAN’S
Just come on down!!!!!!! We'll help you find the perfect trees.
OR before you arrive, choose your favorite trees using the “Sap App”
and bring in your list - or to give us advanced warning,
you can email your list to: firstname.lastname@example.org and
we'll have a better idea where to direct you once you're here.
Even if you have no idea what you want, we will point you in the right direction
or give you a guided tour of our lovely 23 greenhouses.
After you choose your trees, our workers will wrap the pot to protect your car and load them up.
You will get extensive planting and care instructions to take home,
and our phone number for any questions you may have later.
919 S. Farmingdale Rd
New Berlin, IL 62670
217-303-2641 for information 217-341-5904 for ordering
(just 5 miles west of Springfield, IL)
FOR DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS AND NURSERY LOCATION
PLEASE SEE GOOGLE MAP ON THE MENU AT TOP OF THIS PAGE
We are really nowhere near New Berlin, so please call us for EASY directions or use your GPS.
WHAT TREES DO WE HAVE RIGHT NOW??
If you want to see our most recent tree availability list and pricing, email us at
email@example.com and ask to receive our newsletter.
We will send you a current list of available trees and prices,
and we'll sign you up to receive our thrice-yearly email newsletter.
You will get advanced notice of any sale discounts we will offer.
Our newsletter is just three times a year and you can opt out any time you want.
SPECIAL NOTE: OUR HAND CARVED GRANITE STATUARY IS AVAILABLE EVERY DAY!!
NEW DAVIDSAN'S EXCLUSIVE
WE WANT YOU TO VISIT US!
ARE YOU DRIVING OVER 50 MILES TO VISIT US??
***If you drive over 50 miles***
to come and see us, we’ll reimburse you 25 cents per mile up to $35!!
THIS REIMBURSEMENT IS GOOD WITH "AT NURSERY" PURCHASE IS $350 OR MORE.
GOOD ON ANY TREE OR GRANITE WHEN PICKED UP AT TIME OF PURCHASE ONLY.
NOT TO BE USED WITH ANY OTHER DISCOUNT.
SHIPPING OF ANY ITEM VOIDS THIS MILEAGE DISCOUNT
YOU MUST CONTACT US AMD PREREGISTER PRIOR TO VISIT AND SUPPLY
Proof of address AND REQUEST THIS REIMBURSEMENT before you come.
We are currently deluged with orders.
So if you haven't heard back from your email inquiry
on orders or cultivar questions, be patient, you will asap (soon come).
ANOTHER SPECIAL NOTE: We have been getting a lot of requests for SMALL ONE GAL TREES THAT ARE OFTEN DWARFS 8-10 ". UPRIGHT One gallon sizes MAY BE TALLER BUT EVEN THEIR ROOT SYSTEM IS ALSO SMALL. THIS SIZE JM IS DELICIOUS CRITTER FOOD (YUM YUM) AND WILL REQUIRE MORE CARE THAN MOST CAN GIVE IT. NOTE: MOST ONE GALS HAVE A VERY SMALL ROOT SYSTEM AND LIMITED BRANCHING AND it's dicey to plant out in northern areas. We do not recommend planting out any one gallon size trees in cold or hot areas unless you are very experienced.
Along with this size "requirements" many request trees that produce specific colors in Fall. Spring and summer colors can be predicted pretty closely, but fall colors can vary year-to-year and in different locations. Some years in the fall a tree might not color at all because of early freeze and heavy frosts, so for that year an accurate color might be brown ;+) But any seller that can promise an odd or unusual color in fall other than red or yellow in various shades is a quack. Even "orange" varies with different lighting conditions, making it look orange-ish red or reddish- orange. Different soil conditions, temperature, moisture, etc makes it impossible to be extremely accurate when predicting fall color!!
DAVID'S IMPORTANT SANITY NOTICE:
PLEASE...ALWAYS READ THE WEB SITE FIRST BEFORE CONTACTING ME. PLEASE.
I LOVE ANSWERING FOLKS' QUESTIONS BUT I HAVE SPENT YEARS OF MY LIFE BUILDING THIS WEB SITE
WHEN FOLKS CALL ME WITH QUESTIONS EASILY ANSWERED HERE ON THIS WEB SITE
IT TAKES TIME AWAY FROM HELPING OTHER CUSTOMERS OR FOLKS THAT NEED
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT IS NOT POSTED ON MY SITE YET.
IN ADDITION; THOSE JUST FISHIN' FOR PRICES WITH NO INTENTION OF EVER BUYING FROM ME,
PLEASE DO A BIG FAVOR FOR DAVIDSAN'S AND MY SERIOUS CUSTOMERS
AND FOLKS REALLY IN NEED OF INFO NOT ON DAVIDSAN'S WEB SITE... BOTHER OTHER RETAILERS.
WE SUGGEST BUYING FROM THE PLACE YOU FEEL MOST COMFORTABLE WITH...
JUST...PLEASE DO ME A BIG SOLID AND USE MY WEB SITE FOR INFO .
AS SAID I LOVE HELPING FOLKS OUT, BUT THERE IS A LIMIT TO HOW MANY 12 HOUR DAYS I CAN SPEND.
IT IS SAD MANY CAN'T GET INFO ON WHAT THEY ARE PURCHASING AT THESE MINIMUM WAGE
But a pleasant surprise over poor ( Trump'ites), Anglo, min wage workers,
who often work just to buy beer or or otherwise feed their dream of not working,
watching TV or otherwise pleasuring themselves in laziness..
MOST OF TODAY'S MEGA NURSERIES WHO DOMINATE THE FIELD IN
THE CHEAP PRICE DEPARTMENT HIRE MOSTLY UNKNOWLEDGEABLE FOLKS AS ABOVE
THESE COMPANIES ARE JUST IN IT FOR THE BUCK.
MOST KNOW LITTLE OR NOTHING ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE SELLING.
REMEMBER 99.9 OF ALL NURSERIES, LANDSCAPERS,BIG BOX STORES, PLANT ENTHUSIAST,
AND MASTER GARDENERS KNOW VERY LITTLE IF ANYTHING
ABOUT JAPANESE MAPLES, AND THE HONEST ONES WILL GLADLY TELL YOU THAT.
MOST MASTER GARDENERS ARE TRUE EXPERTS ON OTHER PLANTS AND TREES BUT NOT JMS
HORN-SWOGGLING ME INTO GIVING FOLKS A BUNCH OF IN-DEPTH INFO
SO THEY CAN FEEL GOOD ABOUT BUYING ELSEWHERE
JUST DOES NOT SIT WELL WITH ME TO PUT IT MILDLY.
I REALLY DON'T HAVE THE TIME OR ENERGY TO DO THAT .
SO PLEASE...PLEASE USE THE WEB SITE AND CONTACT ME ONLY IF YOU CANNOT FIND INFO ON THE SITE
OR AT LEAST HONESTLY ARE INTERESTED IN AT LEAST POSSIBLY PURCHASING FROM DAVIDSAN'S.
THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME LIVE A LONG SANE LIFE!!
WHY WE DON'T OFFER FREE
SHIPPING LIKE AMAZON AND EBAY
ASIDE FROM THE OBVIOUS THAT WE ARE JUST A SMALL COMPANY WITH LIMITED RESOURCES NOT ON THE NASDAQ OR DOW....
Packing and shipping is a big loser for us since we don't stuff in an amazon box with a air bag or cardboard and ship. Here's our technique:
Each tree is de-potted a very little dirt taken off roots and roots spread out a bit if necessary, then root ball soaked in water and root ball heavy bagged with wetting gel (to be removed before planting.) Then the tops are wrapped with landscape fabric. Each tree is then tied to box securely with high tensile twine. If your tree is extra heavy we reinforce the box with lumber. Then the box is stapled shut. Then with high quality 2" strapping tape, we cover all staples and around bottom and all sides. Each boxed tree(s) take from start to finish 45 minutes if we don't have to make the box from scratch.
We pay our folks a living wage and do not use undocumented labor or under the table cash employees. We think getting your tree to its destination safely is worth the extra cost for us and our customers.
And our trees are not a one-size-fits-all sort of item like socks and hammers and electronics. Each one is different and requires many different sizes of boxes and often we have to make them from scratch.
Finally, shipping cost have gone thru the roof on larger items and we specialize in shipping those. We don't sell band pots or small one year grafts that fit just thrown into standard cheaper delivery services boxes. 50% of the time just get our shipping cost back and 50% not even that. And generally don't get back on any labor or materials. Just another cost of doing business. You will not find better packed larger trees on the net that much I can tell ya. Your fair cost for ship and pack is 20% of tree(s) cost.
NOTE: SORRY WE DO NOT SELL:
BAND POTS, 1ST YEAR GRAFTS, SEEDS, SCION WOOD, OR UN-GRAFTED JMS FOR BONSAI .
ATTENTION BONSAI FOLKS
NOTE: AGAIN WE DO NOT SELL UNGRAFTED JMS FOR BONSAI!!!
PLEASE VISIT US AT DAVIDSAN'S OR BUY LOCALLY IF TOO FAR FOR A VISIT.
WE DO NOT SUGGEST EVER BUYING PRE- BONSAI JMS OR OTHER TREES FOR BONSAI
OVER THE INTERNET. PERIOD. IT IS A WASTE OF YOUR AND MY TIME. WE GROW ORNAMENTAL GARDEN TREES.
THEY ARE GENERALLY NOT WHAT YOU WANT AND EVEN IF YOU WOULD
TAKE A VERY LOW INVISIBLE GRAFT YOU WILL FIND SOMETHING ELSE YOU DON'T LIKE ABOUT
ANY GIVEN TREE. NATURE IS NOT PERFECT !!!
BONSAI FOLKS KNOW THEY ARE A PERSNICKETY BUNCH AND REALLY NEED TO SEE THE TREE .
PLEASE VISIT DAVIDSAN'S OR BUY LOCALLY.ATTEMPTING TO BUY ON LINE WILL
NOT GO WELL FOR YOU. THANKS SO MUCH!
**************** Informative New Article! ***************
“EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BUYING A JAPANESE MAPLE TREE”
See the article and answers to all your questions here:
COME AND VISIT OUR NURSERY !
NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED DURING NORMAL WORKING HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK
With 1000's of trees to look at and purchase, you can pick your own,
And unlike big box stores we have 100 times
more KINDS of Japanese Maple trees to choose from, in all sizes and prices
Our beautiful new 22 acre nursery location is:
919 S Farmingdale Rd, New Berlin, IL
That's 5 minutes west of Springfield IL
We are only 90 minutes from St Louis; 3.5 hours from Chicago;
and 3.5 hours away from Indy. Google up a map.
For those interested in our hand carved granite,
wood and marble statuary, benches, lanterns, people, animals,
and hand-carved wood tea tables and sculptures:
WE ARE OPEN without appointment every day APRIL - OCTOBER
AND by appointment NOVEMBER thru MARCH (weather permitting)
Contact us at our new email address:
We have TWENTY-THREE greenhouses on the new site, all organized for viewing! Plus new raised bed gardens, statuary and many outdoor larger trees available. We also have a one-acre lake and a shaded area so you can relax or take a break. There is a large parking area. It is a quiet and peaceful. We are extremely excited about our nursery. It is gorgeous and perfect in every way.
*****SUPER HOT GRANITE NEWS !!! ******
AMAZING ITEMS PERFECT FOR YOUR
JAPANESE GARDEN, HOME OR COMMERCIAL SETTING
Davidsan’s has a large assortment 500+ hand-carved, solid granite Asian statuary (some weighing two tons or more!) This is the largest assortment in the USA of hand-carved granite statuary including pagodas, lanterns, fountains, tables, benches, animals, people, etc. Most of these items are one of a kind and with currency exchange, higher labor and shipping cost sculptures of this size are no longer imported into the USA. We have photos of each piece on the website.
Use the link below to see our entire GRANITE web site http://www.davidsansgranite.com/
We can load your car, truck or trailer. Many items come in several pieces making each piece more manageable to unload and re-assemble. Remember these are not concrete or plastic!! These are heavy solid granite. We can deliver and set up these heavy items to your prepared base. Please see our “Shipping and Delivery Options” or contact me by email or phone for more info.
Here are a few photos of some of our Asian pieces including a very large ceremonial tea table. It features detailed dragon and phoenix carvings at either end. It's carved out of a 200 year old fallen tree from a forest in China. We have three other smaller tea tables also. Hundreds more photos are available for viewing at the link above. You will also see other unique wood pieces, large porcelain and marble vases, glass gifts and many other interesting items.
To see every item we have in granite, marble, wood and other "non-tree" items just go to the web link. Here it is again!
*****David’s Editorial Section *****
YOU WILL NOT FIND HEALTHIER BIGGER FULLER MORE WELL BRANCHED TREES IN ANY POT SIZE THAN AT DAVIDSAN'S
YOU MAY BE ABLE TO FIND A CHEAPER SMALLER JM. BUT THAT USUALLY MEANS A PENNY WISE AND A POUND FOOLISH .. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. AND BUYING A CHEAPER TREE THAT'S BEEFED UP ON FERTILIZER WITH A SMALL ROOT BALL. JUST A FEW MONTHS OR ONE GROWING SEASON LONG (BASICALLY A BAND POT SIZE PUT IN AN OVER FERTILIZED ONE GAL POT). WILL LIKELY RESULT IN A NON TREE SHORTLY .
WHAT I MEAN BY THIS
#1 THESE QUASI ONE GALLONS WITH SMALL ROOT SYSTEMS ARE PRONE TO BEING TO WET OR TOO DRY AND THEREFORE MUCH MORE LIKELY TO DIE
#2 THESE SMALLER TREES ARE THE ULTIMATE CRITTER FOOD IF PLANTED OUT OR KEPT POTTED WITHIN CRITTER REACH
#3 YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT YEARS TO ENJOY THEM AS JMS GROW SLOWLY IN MOST PLACES WITHIN THE USA WHICH IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE THAT ARE OVER 50 OR PLAN TO MOVE WITHIN 5 YEARS.
I SELL ONE GALLONS BUT MINE ARE TWO FULL SEASONS OLD . BUT I NEVER RECOMMEND THEM TO BEGINNERS. I ALWAYS SAY "SAVE YOUR MONEY AND BUY A BIGGER TREE" . I DO NOT SELL BAND POTS OR SMALL ONE GALS WHICH ARE BASICALLY BAND POTS. ( BAND POTS ARTE SMALL +-2" WIDE SQUARE POTS WHICH ARE +- 3" LONG. BAND POTS ARE USUALLY SOLD TO BIG SELLERS WHO BUY HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS AND EXPECT A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF DEATH RATE BUT ARE ALSO SET UP TO BETTER TAKE CARE OF THEM THAN MOST INDIVIDUAL BUYERS.
MY DREAM IS THAT THIS ONGOING QUEST FOR THE CHEAPEST TREE WILL END . I REALLY DON'T LIKE SELLING jMS LIKE SOCKS AND UNDERWEAR . I DIDN'T GET INTO THIS BUSINESS TO GET RICH BUT I DIDN'T GET INTO IT TO BE NICKELED AND DIMED EITHER. JMS AND OTHER RARE TREES SHOULD BE SEEN AS AN INVESTMENT IN SANITY AND BEAUTY AND PLEASURE. YOU ARE BUYING TIME WHEN YOU BUY AN OLDER TREE. TIME MANY OF US JUST DON'T HAVE OR CAN'T BE GUARANTEED TO HAVE.
IF YOU BUY ELSEWHERE DON'T BE SURPRISED THAT YOU WILL GET INFERIOR PRODUCTS AND SPEND MUCH MORE ON SHIPPING AND WAITING 10 DAYS SOMETIMES TO GET IT FROM THE WEST COAST. BEING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY ONLY 2-3 DAYS SHIPPING WITH FEW EXCEPTIONS... AT DAVIDSANS YOU GET HAND PICKED TREES THAT ARE BOFFO AND ARE PACKED LIKE FINE CHINA. WITH OUR PROFESSIONAL WHITE GLOVE PACKING SYSTEMS DONE BY ADULT EMPLOYEES.
I KNOW THIS BECAUSE I'VE BEEN THERE DONE THAT AS A COLLECTOR .. IF YOU ARE ON A TIGHT BUDGET JUST WAIT AND SAVE MONEY ( NOT MUCH IN MOST CASES) AND BUY FROM DAVIDSANS WHERE YOU GET A FAIR PRICE FOR A TREE THAT WILL GROW IN MOST NORMAL WEATHER CONDITIONS .. CHEAP JMS ARE USUALLY JUST THAT ... CHEAP JUNK!!
ABOUT JPEGS OF OUR TREES
UNFORTUNATELY WE CANNOT DO JPEGS OF ANY TREES LESS THAN TEN GALLONS OR GIVE EXACT SIZES ( WE CAN GIVE APPROXIMATE SIZE)...WE JUST DON'T HAVE THE TIME AND IN WINTER EVERYTHING IS STUFFED AWAY IN HEATED GREENHOUSES NOT ACCESSIBLE. BE ASSURED YOU WILL BE SENT BOFFO TREES LARGE FOR THERE POT SIZE.
IF YOU DON'T TRUST ME TO PERSONALLY MAKE SURE YOU GET THE BEST POSSIBLE PRODUCT AVAILABLE AND SUPERIOR TO ANYWHERE ELSE , THEN YOU BEST TAKE YOUR BUSINESS ELSEWHERE CAUSE SADLY I DON'T HAVE THE TIME OR ENERGY TO DO JPEGS OR SPECIFIC MEASUREMENTS ON SMALLER TREES SORRY. ONLY APPROXIMATE SIZE. LARGER TREES 10 GAL AND UP ARE MORE OF AN INVESTMENT FOR YOU AND THOSE TREES WE CAN DO "A SINGLE" JPEG AND EXACT SIZES WEATHER PERMITTING AND IN SPRING, SUMMER OR FALL NOT WINTER. I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND IT'S ME NOT YOU ;>)
AND OF COURSE IF YOU LIVE WITHIN A FEW HOURS OF US YOU ARE ALWAYS BETTER OFF STOPPING DOWN AND PICKING OUT YOUR OWN TREE. PHOTOS DO NOT DO JUSTICE TO THE TREE AND YOU MAY LIKE SOMETHING ELSE BETTER . AND WE MOST OFTEN HAVE DEALS ON FOR TREES YOU PICK UP HERE.
VISITING US IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR BONSAI FOLKS .. WE HAVE LEARNED THE HARD WAY IT IS NEVER A GOOD IDEA FOR YOU AS A BIONSAI BEGINNER OR EXPERT TO BUY OVER THE INTERNET. WE NEITHER ENCOURAGE THIS OR PROMOTE IT . WE ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT DO PHOTOS FOR BONSAI FOLKS . AND WE ARE NOT ONLY DOING OURSELVES A FAVOR BUT YOU TOO ... BONSAI FOLKS SHOULD ALWAYS BUY LOCALLY OR VISIT US DIRECTLY. IF WITHIN DRIVING DISTANCE WE WANT SATISFIED CUSTOMERS .. AND BUYING OVER THE INTERNET WITH PHOTOS VIRTUALLY INSURES THAT THAT WON'T BE THE CASE FOR BONSAI FOLKS.
The Best Japanese Maples COME ONLY FROM DAVIDSAN'S
SO BUY, COLLECT, AND GROW ONLY THE BEST !!
*****Beautiful Video Tour of Davidsan’s *****
Click here: WELCOME TO DAVIDSAN'S VIDEO TOUR
*** This is an older video tour at our old location . we are currently trying to get a new Virtual Tour ready .. but health and the move to a new location has set us back
PLEASE IGNORE THE STATEMENT IN VIDEO OF :"BY APPOINTMENT ONLY" . SINCE WE HAVE MOVED WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK DURING NON WINTER PERIODS . YOU CAN STILL MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO GET SPECIAL HELP BUT IT IS NOT NECESSARY. HOURS 10-6 m-sat 12-5 sun AT OUR NEW LOCATION
Well here it is! A virtual tour of Davidsan's. THIS IS OUR ORIGINAL VIDEO AND WE ARE WORKING ON AN UPDATED VIDEO WITH OUR NEW LOCATION.
So for all of you spread out all over the world, but especially those who are within the USA who are considering purchasing from me, here you can see the quality and the special care I give to all my trees insuring you get the finest trees at a reasonable price. So now all of you can visit us anytime and see what we are made of. And if you are within driving distance we hope you can make a trip to Davidsan’s! It is a very worthwhile experience and a great road trip well worth the drive. You won't see anything like this in the Midwest, we are a one of a kind experience!!
I hope you enjoy it and get excited about all the cool rare Japanese Maples and other rare companion trees I carry. This video alone should give you a feel for the great variety of trees I carry that are available for sale answering that common question "what can I put in those special spots in my yard that demand something different and eye catching?” and not just the same old crap everyone else has . Just hit the link below and view our nursery. (If you have any trouble viewing this video please let me known through the contact section of this web page at top)
*****T-Shirts and Hats! ******
NOW AVAILABLE!! Super cool T-shirts and hats!
You can purchase a RAINBOW LEAF T-shirt or an original DAVIDSAN'S T-shirt or hat.
Cost of t-shirt: $18 (M, L or XL) Hat: $12
Get them while you can!
NEW RAINBOW LEAF T-SHIRT AVAILABLE!!!