Searching for Haydite

JerryVenturaNovember 13, 2011

Does anyone know where I might find Haydite on the west coast? I know someone must have an expanded shale produce around here somewhere. I want to use it instead of Turface. The Haydite company back east has two blends that look really nice, No sifting would be required.


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After doing a bit of research via the internet and Google, which I'm sure you've already done, it looks like Haydite is available closer to the Midwest and Eastern areas of the States. I would keep looking... bonsai growers seem to use this product, so you may be able to locate a bonsai supply company that would carry it and be willing to ship you some.

It appears that the actual manufacturers only deal in bulk... but you never know... a few phone calls, a few emails... a little more research using different key words, such as bonsai supplies or bonsai soils... you may get lucky.

Good luck in your search... I wish I could be more helpful.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2011 at 6:03AM
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Bonsai places just don't carry the amount that I would want, plus it would cost a fortune to ship at least 40 lb bags. I think I may have found a place in Ontario, they are a concrete supplier and produce other products from fired shale. That's still about 3 hours from my house but it might be worth the trip. What was nice about the haydite brand is that it's a hair bigger than Turface and it was all nice and sifted into just the right sizes that I would like to use, that means no sifting! I might just go to a friends nursery that pots up his own plants and see what he uses.
Thank you very much for the effort.

On another note, I learn a lot from your other posts, thank you.


    Bookmark   November 29, 2011 at 8:40PM
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Thank you for saying so, Jerry... I'm glad to help. :-)

You know... if your friend owns a nursery, he may be in a position to order Haydite in bulk, or at least might be able to help you go a wholesale route, so to speak. He may know another place to get the stuff, or know another nursery that uses it.

Good luck in your search!

    Bookmark   November 30, 2011 at 10:14AM
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