Family owned and operated since 1939, Don Schmidt Nursery is located in Boring, Oregon. After the passing of Jim Schmidt in December of 2009, Eric Schmidt took over the direction of Don Schmidt Nursery continuing his father's legacy specializing in Japanese Maple, Kousa Dogwood and Flowering Cherry varieties.
Don Schmidt Nursery holds the patent for the Heart Throb Dogwood and is responsible for introducing the Emperor I, Acer Japonicum, Yama Kagi, and the Fireworks Dogwood to the landscaping market as well as several other varieties. The nursery has been featured in American Nurseryman, The Digger and Sunset Magazine as well as in local publications. Photographs of Don Schmidt Nursery stock appear in Japanese Maples: third edition by J.D. Vertrees and Peter Gregory to illustrate superior foliage and color within different varieties.