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SUMMER 2018 ANNOUNCEMENT. TO ALL RETAILERS AND GROWERS:
Mulberry Miniatures has found a new a new production grower. Look for Mulberry Miniature plants at your favorite retailer.

Tropical sun perennials will live year after year in the south, according to their Zone hardiness, though just north of that, they are often called annuals.

This sun loving group of plants, whether grown in the northern or southern states, love as much sun as you can throw at them. In containers, use an organic brand potting soil (without the chemical fertilizer pellets) and allow the soil to dry out between watering, just not bone dry. Wilting these plants are not good. Scratch into the top of the soil, 1-2 Tbsp. of an organic granular fertilizer or your favorite liquid fertilizer monthly, to keep plants healthy but not crazy overgrown.

From this group of plants come the most popular tropical bonsai plants, loved nation wide because they can be enjoyed year-around. In addition, they are great for Garden Railroads (G-Scale) as appropriately scaled trees, shrubs and ground-covers. Northern gardens need to bring them indoors for the winter as houseplants, but their beauty is worth the fuss and enjoyed all winter. As plants
grow, remove lower branches to show-off the trunk and remove growing tips to allow branches to strengthen and grow upright.

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Chile Tree, Mini & Strawberry FairyChile Tree, Mini & Strawberry Fairy

“You can’t fool me. Your fruits are as red as mine, but they aren’t as sweet. No, these chiles are hot! Flavorful, but hot!” Remove lower and older large leaves as young plants grow to create mini chile tree.
Size: Tree 9"tall X 9"wide
Flowering Time: summmer-fall
Zone: 9-11

Coleus, Mini Autumn-Leaf & Scarlet Pimpernel FairyColeus, Mini Autumn-Leaf & Scarlet Pimpernel Fairy

“It didn’t take long for you to grow. I need to climb up here to remove your ends so that you will be strong, well branched and compact.”
Size: Tree 9"wide X 9"wide
Flowering Time: N/A
Zone: 9-11

Coleus, Mini Maple-Leaf & Red Champion FairyColeus, Mini Maple-Leaf & Red Champion Fairy

Grow in sunniest location to prevent green splotches from appearing under low light conditions. Remove growing tips to keep tree tight and bushy which allows branches to strenghen and grow upright.
Size: Tree 9"tall X 9"tall
Flowering Time: N/A
Zone: 9-11

Coprosma, Cappuccino & Nasturium FairyCoprosma, Cappuccino & Nasturium Fairy

Upright and narrow like a miniature poplar tree, these coffee colored leaves provide a shady resting spot for our Nasturium Fairy to take a break. Cut off fast growing tips to keep shaped.
Size: Tree 9” tall x 5” wide
Flowering Time: N/A
Zone: 8 - 11

Cypress, Lemon Scented & Lilac FairyCypress, Lemon Scented & Lilac Fairy

“OHH- smell the heavenly lemon scent. You’re chartreuse now, but with full sun you’ll be lemon colored as well.” Remove growing tips and place in potpourii bowls for a citrusy, pick-me-up scent.
Size: Tree 14"tall X 8"wide
Flowering Time: N/A
Zone: 7-11

Elfin Herb & Elf FairyElfin Herb & Elf Fairy

“Is there a time when you aren’t blooming?” Even when they’re brought indoors in the winter, they may bloom occasionally. Remove growing tips to keep tree strong and bushy.
Size: Tree 12"tall X 12"wide
Flowering Time: spring-fall
Zone: 8 -11

Erodium Faery Double Pink & Geranium FairyErodium Faery Double Pink & Geranium Fairy

From a human’s prospective, these could replicate rose bushes around a cottage or plunked in the middle of a sunny yard. Dig and divide if these get too large.
Size: Shrub 3"tall X 4"wide
Flowering Time: spring-winter
Zone: 7-11

Erodium, Faery White & Rose FairyErodium, Faery White & Rose Fairy

Consider this an old-fashioned, white, single flowering rose shrub in a containerized miniature landscape, faery garden or garden railroad setting.
Size: Shrub 4"tall X 5"wide
Flowering Time: spring-winter
Zone: 7-11

Jade, Tiny Bush & Elderberry FairyJade, Tiny Bush & Elderberry Fairy

“Your leaves are as dark as my berries once the summer sun has its way” Tiny, yellow, star-shaped flowers complement the dark or green foliage that comes back in winter. Easy to divide, just do not over water.
Size: Shrub 2"tall X 5"wide
Flowering Time: spring
Zone: 8 -11

Monkey Flower & Chicory FairyMonkey Flower & Chicory Fairy

“These blue flowers are driving me bananas. They’re everywhere!” The monkey flower is the opposite of jades as it likes extra water, but just as easy to divide to repeat in landscapes.
Size: Groundcover 1"tall X 8"wide
Flowering Time: spring-winter
Zone: 9 -11

Myrtle, Mini Variegated & Apple Blossom FairyMyrtle, Mini Variegated & Apple Blossom Fairy

“Do you want to grow up or down?” Very flexible branches can be wrapped loosely with wire and trained in any direction. Clip as needed, dry the foliage and add to pork, game or potpourri. Yes, it’s edible!
Size: Tree 12"tall X 8"wide
Flowering Time: spring
Zone: 9 -11

Pomegranate, Dwarf & Scarlet Pimpernel FairyPomegranate, Dwarf & Scarlet Pimpernel Fairy

Not the best place for this faery to hide since that fruit is about ready to be picked. Add to that a bit of tip pruning, sun and fertilizer and you’ll have non-stop blooms and eventually many more pomegranate crops.
Size: Tree 12"tall X12 "wide
Flowering Time: spring-fall
Zone: 10 -11

Privet, Mini Golden & Heather FairyPrivet, Mini Golden & Heather Fairy

“If only you had flowers like mine!” The fact is, the yellow foliage is the showstopper which gets more golden relative to the amount of sun. However, if leaves turn white, dial back on the exposure to afternoon sun.
Size: Tree 8"tall X 4"wide
Flowering Time: N/A
Zone: 7-11

Rosemary, Baby PJ & Lavender FairyRosemary, Baby PJ & Lavender Fairy

“I’ve waited all summer for your edible blue flowers.” Train as a tree, but it’s best grown as a shrub that is allowed to grow over container edges. Prune tips and add to potatoes, focaccias, or shampoo (for shiny hair).
Size: Shrub 3"tall X 8"wide
Flowering Time: winter-early summer
Zone: 7-11

Sct Geranium, Goldfinger & Queen of the MeadowSct Geranium, Goldfinger & Queen of the Meadow

Few miniatures are finer to prune than edible herbs. This lemon scented, gold variegated tree is a pleasure to train since it’s easily shaped and the clippings can be added to potpourris, tea and custards, to name a few.
Size: Tree 8"tall X 4"wide
Flowering Time: summer
Zone: 9 -11

Sct Geranium, Gooseberry & Bird's Foot Trefoil FairySct Geranium, Gooseberry & Bird's Foot Trefoil Fairy

“I’ve followed the path to the Gooseberry forest to pick the lemony leaves not berries. I’ll make an herbal simple syrup with these for an old-fashioned lemonade.”
Size: Tree 12"tall X 6"wide
Flowering Time: summer
Zone: 9 -11

Sct Geranium, Mini Maple-Leaf & Primrose FairySct Geranium, Mini Maple-Leaf & Primrose Fairy

Some miniature herbs are known for beauty, not tastiness. Though scented geraniums get high marks for their foliage, this one, easily shaped into a tree form, also displays an abundance of flowers.
Size: Tree 12"tall X 12"wide
Flowering Time: summer
Zone: 9 -11

Sedum, Japanese Golden & Buttercup FairySedum, Japanese Golden & Buttercup Fairy

Introducing our “Goldilocks Plant.” Too much sun, foliage turns white, too much shade and it’s green. Just right and it’s bright yellow and nearby sun plants are happy too. Tear apart to divide and repeat in landscapes.
Size: Groundcover 2"tall X 8"wide
Flowering Time: spring
Zone: 7-11

Sedum, Tokyo Sun & White Bryony FairySedum, Tokyo Sun & White Bryony Fairy

“What? You can measure a plant’s happiness by its color?” It is true that when these leaves turn white, that means too much sun and a chartreuse green signals the need for a brighter location. Easy to divide and repeat in landscapes.
Size: Groundcover 1” tall x 8” wide
Flowering Time: summer
Zone: 7- 11

Snowrose, Cherry Blossom & Canterbury Bells FairySnowrose, Cherry Blossom & Canterbury Bells Fairy

Consistent watering, allowing the top 1/2” of soil to dry in between, encourages the parade of pink flowers. With minimal “limbing up,” a tree rises from a shrub.
Size: Tree 12"tall X 12"wide
Flowering Time: spring-fall
Zone: 8 -11

Snowrose, Double White & Rose FairySnowrose, Double White & Rose Fairy

Double white flowers are like the tiniest miniature roses or fairy pom poms. With this tree, add shrubs like “Japanese Golden Sedum” plus “Monkey Flower” or “Erodium” as groundcovers for an instant landscape.
Size: Tree 12"tall X 12"wide
Flowering Time: spring-fall
Zone: 8 -11

Snowrose, Pink Mountain & Pink FairySnowrose, Pink Mountain & Pink Fairy

“Dianthus Pink like mine- but you are a tree. I’m so confused”. Silly fairy. Heavily variegated leaves give extra color splash to gardens even when it is not blooming.
Size: Tree 12"tall X 12"wide
Flowering Time: spring-fall
Zone: 8 -11

Snowrose, Tiny Kyoto & Wild Cherry Blossom FairySnowrose, Tiny Kyoto & Wild Cherry Blossom Fairy

Inspired by Kyoto’s cherry blossoms, these mini trees exhibit the tiniest leaves of all our Serissas and a compact nature for bonsai. A 2 to 3 week chilling period of 50 degrees encourages sprin single white flowers.
Size: Tree 8"tall X5 "wide
Flowering Time: spring
Zone: 8 -11

Snowrose, Yatsabusa & Jasmine FairySnowrose, Yatsabusa & Jasmine Fairy

“Oh what a view from here.” Rarely is this tree pruned. Instead, witness a funky form that Dr Suess would enjoy.
Size: Tree 6"tall X 4"wide
Flowering Time: spring
Zone: 8 -11

Yellowwood, Tiny Pepper & White Bryony FairyYellowwood, Tiny Pepper & White Bryony Fairy

“I’m collecting delicious, peppery leaves fit for faery or humans.” Leaves appear to have leaf shine sprayed on them. This unusual plant is prized by bonsai artists and chefs.
Size: Tree 12"tall X 12"wide
Flowering Time: winter
Zone: 9 -11