Plant List

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Our plants shown below are just a smattering of what we have available for purchase at our eBay Store. Please just follow the link to see the current items up for sale. Our goal is to update our site and our store as quickly as possible so everyone has a chance to purchase our plants as soon as they become available for sale. We would like to make everyone aware that we ship only within the U.S. Payments are made using PayPal. Our shipping and handling costs are based on the best estimate we can make for individual plants. We have some extraordinary specimens for which we must charge a higher rate. We also appreciate the recent increases in the cost of shipping so that we have reduced our shipping rate wherever possible for smaller plants and lighter weights. Our objective is to pack your plant with the utmost care, and our attention is focused on the protection of the plant. We pack the plants as if we were the customer awaiting the order. Our goal is to ship on Monday afternoons. We ship Priority Mail using the United States Postal Service. We would love to hear from you!
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments at theminiatreegarden@yahoo.com. We also encourage you to contact us if you are looking for something special. We will make every effort to answer you the very same day. We update our ebay store as often as possible. If you would like to be notified, please email us at theminiatreegarden@yahoo.com. Thank you for coming to the Miniatree Garden! We hope you enjoy your visit and come back soon!

Boswellia elongata Island of Socotra

One of the rarest of all Boswellias, and to our knowledge, this is the first time it is being offered anywhere. This Boswellia elongata will be our only offering of this specie this season.    Boswellia elongata originates on the Island of Soqotra and is shown here in an 8" pot, 13" tall.    Sold

Commiphora myrrha from Yemen

The most highly sought Commiphora: Commiphora myrrha Yemen.This will be our last Commiphora myrrha from Yemen offered this season.   This specie was originally collected near the western coast of Yemen. Yemen myrrha is characterized by the shape of the leaves and leaflets with the leaflets being a few millimeters long to one/half as long as the leaf itself. The color of the leaves also varies with Yemeni myrrha displaying leaves more green and the Somalia myrrha leaves being grey/green. The Yemeni plant grows prostrate with a very thick base exfoliating with blue-green under-bark. All new branches are spinous. This plant is not Commiphoras habessinica, kua or any of the other substitutes known in the market today as Commiphora myrrha.  Commiphora myrrha from Yemen: shown here in a 6.5” pot, 15” tall, with approximately an 24” branch spread.  The Commiphora myrrha plant that you are bidding on has been growing on its roots for one year now; however, the mother plant from which it comes is a very old field-collected plant that has been in our collection for more than two decades. Please note that young seedlings will not set flowers for a long time, but rooted cuttings from old stock will set flowers after a few years.   Sold

Commiphora planifrons -- One and Only One!

One of the most widely sought Commiphoras of all, extremely rare! The Commiphora  planifrons is native to Yemen/Socotra. This species has the most unusual three-dimensional leaf and leaflet of all Commiphoras,  Please see the photo of leaves.   This Commiphora planifrons is the only we will be offering for the rest of this year. Shown here in a 6” pot, overall height is 24”, beginning to branch. Sold

Boswellia microphylla

This lovely and extremely rare Boswellia from the three African countries most known for these species: Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. Not Bursera nor Commiphora microphylla. This Boswellia is shown here in a 4” pot and approximately 24” tall.  Sold

Boswellia frereana--Somalia--Frankincense

One of the rarest Boswellias of Somalia in cultivation, Boswellia frereana has red flowers. This lovely is shown here in a 4” pot, 5” tall. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Boswellia frereana only grows in northern Somalia where the locals call it "Maydi", the king of all frankincense. In the West it is called "Coptic Frankincense" as this is the type and grade used by the Coptic Church of Egypt. It is virtually unobtainable outside Arab counties as 80% of production is sold to Saudi Arabia where it is traditionally brought home by Muslim pilgrims. The remaining 20% is sold to all the other Arab countries put together. The most expensive Omani B. sacra is sometimes sold interchangeably with B. frereana, although the smell is very different." One of the local, traditional ways of identifying this particular Boswellia is that the resin of this tree can be used as chewing gum and breath freshener. Very different in texture, taste and fragrance of the sap.   Sold

Commiphora myrrha -- from Somalia

This variety is argued to be the only true C. myrrha growing in Somalia and Ethiopia with blue/grey leaves, with very minute leaflets. Theplant exfoliates transversely, exposing a blue/grey underbark. It is spinus throughout. Shown here in a 6” pot, 20 “ tall, just beginning to branch. This Commiphora myrrha from Somalia was auctioned during the third week of August.  Sold

Boswellia frereana--Somalia--Frankincense

One of the rarest Boswellias of Somalia in cultivation, Boswellia frereana has red flowers. This lovely is shown here in a 4” pot, 5” tall. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Boswellia frereana only grows in northern Somalia where the locals call it "Maydi", the king of all frankincense. In the West it is called "Coptic Frankincense" as this is the type and grade used by the Coptic Church of Egypt. It is virtually unobtainable outside Arab counties as 80% of production is sold to Saudi Arabia where it is traditionally brought home by Muslim pilgrims. The remaining 20% is sold to all the other Arab countries put together. The most expensive Omani Boswellia sacra is sometimes sold interchangeably with Boswellia frereana, although the smell is very different." One of the local, traditional ways of identifying this particular Boswellia is that the resin of this tree can be used as chewing gum and breath freshener. The Boswellia frereana is very different in texture, taste and fragrance of the sap. This Boswellia frereana is shown here in a 4” pot, 5” tall.  Sold     

Commiphora myrrha -- from Yemen

This specie was originally collected near the western coast of Yemen. Yemen myrrha is characterized by the shape of the leaves and leaflets with the leaflets being a few millimeters long to one/half as long as the leaf itself. The color of the leaves also varies with Yemeni myrrha displaying leaves more green and the Somali myrrha leaves being grey/green. The Yemeni plant grows prostrate with a very thick base exfoliating with blue-green under-bark. All branches are spinus.This plant is not C. habessinica, kua or any of the other substitutes known in the market today as Commiphora myrrha. Shown here in a 6" pot, 12" tall.  Sold  

Boswellia sacra Specimen--Frankincense!

One of the Miniatree’s signature selections—True Frankincense! Its natural habitat is the Arabian Peninsula. Plant Lovers and collectors know this plant as the Boswellia sacra, but others know this as Frankincense, the resin of which was one of the three gifts offered by the Magi in the New Testament of the Bible.    This particular bonsai specimen, multi-trunked, exfoliating and showing its lovely blue-green underbark, is shown here in a 8” bonsai pot, approximately 7” tall.   Boswellia sacra loves heat and light, but is not cold-hardy, so it must be protected from temperatures below 38 degrees. Cover in the winter or bring in-doors. Sold      

Boswellia sacra Specimen--Frankincense!

One of the Miniatree’s signature selections—True Frankincense! Its natural habitat is the Arabian Peninsula. Plant Lovers and collectors know this plant as the Boswellia sacra, but others know this as Frankincense, the resin of which was one of the three gifts offered by the Magi in the New Testament of the Bible.  This Boswellia sacra specimen, field-collected from Yemen, was found growing between two rocks, and has been in our collection for about 10 years. This particular specimen, multi-trunked, exfoliating and showing its lovely blue-green underbark, is shown here in a 12” pot, the trunk is approximately 2” wide, the overall height is 24” and the branch spread is 20”. Boswellia sacra loves heat and light, but is not cold-hardy, so it must be protected from temperatures below 38 degrees. Cover in the winter or bring in-doors.   Sold