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About Us


Fifty years has passed since we started our research specifically on innovative breeding and improvement of nobile type of dendrobiums. As of today, the number of hybridized pairs is four thousand of which several hundreds are on international registry. Due to this accomplishment, these improved varieties are recognized for their superb quality in the world market. As a result, the name ‘Yamamoto Dendrobiums’ has become synonymous with a name to one specific group of orchids. Now there are numerous growers overseas cultivating them. At present, the environment surrounding the farming culture in our country is changing greatly. As growers we are faced with demand to adopt and adjust to such changes. To keep in touch with these changes, we have kept up with continuous researches to improve breeding and innovative hybridization always keeping in mind our consumers and growers alike. We have been making an exerted effort in satisfying both general customers and also the growers by presenting high quality and high profit yielding products. We only wish that our growers and general consumers to try their best in bringing these high quality Dendrobiums to healthy blooming.



Jiro Yamamoto
YAMAMOTO DENDROBIUMS was established by Jiro Yamamoto in Japan 1952. He started off with nobile type Dendrobium cultivation by working in sterilized culture research.

new Dendrobiums of highest quality
In 1957, he began his challenge to improve quality of dendrobiums by hybridizing. Over 50 years of continuing effort, he introduced new Dendrobiums of highest quality to the world market.

dendrobiums for export
Around 1966, his effort started to draw attention of oversea magazines and newspapers, receiving favorable responses from orchids growers of foreign countries. After entering the Competitive Exhibition of British Royal Horticultural Society and receiving an award in 1969, superb quality of his dendrobiums attracted greater attention and drew requests to export to America and Europe, Australia, Mexico, Argentine and Brazil.

proliferation method of nobile type Dendrobiums
In 1973, his research successfully established the proliferation method of nobile type Dendrobiums, culminating to worldwide distribution. As a result, the production of high quality Dendrobiums in large quantity became possible and further expanded its market reaching many European countries.

Yamamoto Dendrobiums Hawaii
In 1974, one of the first branches of nurseries were established abroad in Hawaii, U.S.A.

Yamamoto Dendrobiums Thailand
In 1982, we established our second branch in Chiang Mai of Thailand. As a result, it moved forward the production of tissue culture (mericlone) plants for Europe and American markets in full operation.

Yamamoto dendrobiums Japan
At this main nursery in Hamano, Okayama City, Japan, seedling production, seeding and tissue culture (mericlone) production are, to some extent, always in progress. From this greenhouse, new varieties of the selected best are shipped worldwide.
new Dendrobiums of highest quality
Head nursery in Japan, continue to research for improve quality of dendrobiums by hybridizing. Producing new Dendrobiums of highest quality.

Worldwide Networf
The improved and innovated seedling are cultivate in Japan and then shipped out to Thailand for bioproduction. Next, they are sent to the Hawaii branch and to our representative in Holland, where they are then distributed to Mainland America, Europe, and numerous other locations in the world.

High Appraisals

high appraisal
YAMAMOTO DENDROBIUMS have created a lot of excellent Dendrobiums, which has received the high appraisal in many famous orchid shows for its superior quality.

In 1969, at the Competitive Exhibition of the most prestigious Royal Horticultural Society, Jiro Yamamoto received 2 out of 5 prizes awarded among the 5000 entries. It was the very first outstanding victory for a Japanese entry.

Jiro Yamamoto received the Emperor's Trophy
In 1974, Jiro Yamamoto received the Emperor's Trophy in Japan’s Agricultural and Fisheries Festival, and was given the special honor of being in the audience of the Showa Emperor at the palace.

In 1979 Den.Utopia ‘Messenger’ received the most honorable award of FCC/WOC Gold Medal at the Great Exhibition of the 9th World Orchid Conference.

Den. Fantasia ’Crown’ GM/WOC
World Orchid Conference is held every 3 years. 12WOC was held at Mukougaoka Exhibition Hall in Tokyo. At that prestigious Exhibition our ‘Hawaiian King’ received ‘Reserve Champion Award’ and Den. Fantasia ’Crown’, the Gold Medal.

Den.Oriental Smile 'Fantasy' AD/AOS
Den.Oriental Smile 'Fantasy' AD/AOS (left photograph)
Den.Green Surprise 'Green Surprise' (right photograph)
We created many Dendrobiums of beautiful colors.

orchid shows
Our Dendrobiums have received high evaluations in orchid shows held all over the world.

RHS Sander's List of Orchid Hybrids
Currently, about 4000 different kinds of Dendrobiums have been hybridized by Jiro Yamamoto and a lot of excellent new kinds varieties have been created. His achievement can be grasped in RHS Sander's List of Orchid Hybrids. He is most renown Dendrobium plant breeder of the world.


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