1. Damart81

    First Yamadori Bald Cypress Project Questions

    Hello, I have had this bald cypress yamadori for about a year and a month now. I let it do its thing for a year and now ready to start guiding it with a design. It just started pushing some buds, so I have a couple of questions. I am doing a flat top design but considering different options...
  2. Barbells and bonsai

    Bald Cypress yamadori

    Hello again from South Florida, I collected a bald cypress today from swamp property a friend owns. I’m new to bonsai and only have one other tree so far, a black olive. I watched videos regarding repotting after wild collection and tried to follow their examples. My soil is a mix of 80/20...
  3. R

    Top 5 Conifers That Aren’t Junipers

    Every list I see of beginner species includes types of juniper, and although they are great, I’m curious as to what people think of other conifers. In your opinion, what are the top 5 easiest conifer species that aren’t junipers?
  4. Nicks_Bonsai

    Italian Cypress HELP!

    Can anyone help with my Italian Cypress can't seem to find much help, I know it's not a common bonsai to have but I'm guessing it's similar to a juniper. Basically was repotted about 2 months ago and have only recently within the last week or so noticed that some of the foliage is turning...
  5. Y

    My first hinoki cypress tips are yellowing

    Is this fungal? Yesterday was very hot and I was unable to mist in the afternoon. Is this lack of water? I just bought this from a fellow bonsai nut member and I do not want to lose it!
  6. Nicks_Bonsai

    Italian Cypress Repotting

    Anyone know the best time/how to repot an Italian Cypress cupressus sempervirens? I'm UK based Iv heard different conflicting answers and not a whole lot of info online apart from indoor cypress 🤔 Thank you in advance
  7. Cypress_kiparisi.jpg


    Can you help with ideas!?
  8. Huggz13

    Acquired 2 new what?!

    The extension service in my area gave away some native trees today. I have zero experience with bonsai and thought it would be cool to start my journey with some native species. I wanted Red Maple (Acer rubrum) but they went quick so I got a Pond Cypress (Taxodium ascendens) and a Dahoon Holly...
  9. Baker

    Hinoki Cypress Nursery Stock questions

    Hi everyone! I am pretty new to bonsai. I just joined this forum community. I have accumulated 4 trees that can be safely called developed bonsai, 3 potted into bonsai pots that are in training to become bonsai, 2 cuttings growing furiously, and a porch full of nursery stock. I guess you could...
  10. Rip

    Large hinoki cypress trade/sell

    I am unable to really give this tree the attention it deserves. I have drifted towards other trees. Wanting to trade for pines or maples. Tree is in a 23” pot (i made it so it’s not too impressive). Nice nebari, approx 3 1/4 inches at base and approx 21” tall. There is some new growth on the...
  11. L

    Transplant question on Cypress

    I’ve got these Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) I’ve grown from seed in a south-facing window. They are getting a little stretchy. When I transplant them come spring, can I bury the stems up to the foliage and expect new root growth? They seem like they are young and tender enough to...
  12. C

    Transitional soil?

    Hi all, I have a question that I cant seem to find an answer to online or in my books. I live in zone 6b and I am just getting into conifers. I currently have a small white pine and a cypress. Im not trying to bind them yet or anything. I just want them to be happy and healthy for a year or...
  13. lpearl

    Bald Cypress: Prune saplings while bedded in ground?

    Good afternoon – I am in south Florida (USDA Zone 10b), new to the forum and pretty fresh behind the ears with bonsai. This Nov I put 6 bald cypress saplings (18 – 24” straight sticks with tap root removed) in the ground over a shallow hard pan of tiles. The tiles are covered with plastic with a...
  14. Nadkid

    Advice for pruning dwarf Hinoki Cypress

    Hi all, This is my first post on this forum, though I expect to be much more active with the amount of questions I'm sure to have. Anyway, this is my first Bonsai, purchased from a seller for a clean $15. He said it was a "California Golden Cypress", though I think that may just be a misnomer...
  15. ConorDash

    Bonsai @ Kew Gardens

    Hello, I recently visited Kew, Royal Botanical gardens in the UK, Richmond. Website. They had a very small greenhouse with Bonsai in, from around the world, so I of course took many pictures and 2 videos (for a bit more of a 3D look). These were very excellent trees, in my opinion. There's a...
  16. Saddler

    Hinoki Cypress, is it a cascade style?

    I have had this tree a year and a half. I repotted it last spring and took it to my club last month to get tips on how to style it. Did I ever. This is how it turned out. before: Today Once the wire is off, I'll start work on refining the jins. Any suggestions for a pot? I...
  17. Saddler

    Cypress sitting on a cliff ROR, help needed.

    I bought this cypress last spring with the intent of putting it on this peoce of jade but didn't have a box big enough for it. After forgetting about it for the winter, I just found my grow box so I need to repot it tonight or tomorrow. Opinions on where I should set it on the rock. I consider...
  18. Saddler

    I'm Not Sure Where To Begin

    I got this cypress last fall for $40 with four others. It was neglected for many years and grew wild. I had to cut a lot of roots coming out of the pot when I collected it. It looks pretty root bound. When I got it home, I trimmed it back to the lowest foliage it had on each branch. It is...
  19. gallina1594

    Boulevard Blue Cypress

    Picked up some new material that I'm fairly excited to work with, I like the pom pom style that it already has, I think the poms can easily be wired down to make a more natural canopy look. What do you guys think? Let me see your cypress!
  20. Taxodium Distichum

    Taxodium Distichum

    Bald Cypress
  21. Bald Cypress

    Bald Cypress

  22. Bald Cypress

    Bald Cypress

  23. Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection

    Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection

    Bonsai Artist: Mr. Vaughn Banting Species: Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) Traditions and Transitions - Arts of the Earth This unique display combining the art of pottery, with the art of bonsai, was put on by the Weyerhaeuser Company. The curator for the Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection...
Top Bottom