PINUS THUNBERGII - Japanese Black Pine
Very easy difficulty – 1/5
Daily throughout the growing season, relatively dry in winter
Dark green needles
Suitable for all bonsai styles, except broom
Japanese Black Pines are considered a classic bonsai tree. They are native to, and are common in, Japan, and can grow upwards of 100 feet tall in ideal conditions. In its native land, the Japanese Black Pine is often used as an ornamental in parks and gardens.
The branches of this conical pine have a unique, horizontal growing pattern, resulting in a layered look. The needles are dark green, grow in pairs, and are long at three to five inches. One of the most attractive features of this bonsai is the greyish bark with irregular fissured plates, giving a textured age. The bark of older pines become scaly or flaky. They have the ability to grow in all different shapes in nature and can be shaped in almost every known Bonsai style, giving you the freedom to create your desired bonsai shape.
- Packet includes 30 seeds and an electronic Japanese Black Pine Bonsai Growing Guide