japanese black pine

  1. dlquick

    Shimpaku Juniper Beginner Bonsai

    I've always been intrigued by the elegance and art of bonsai since I was a teen, and now that I'm in my 30's I realize that I've wasted the last decade not doing any research or even purchasing my first.. until now. I'm the typical excited, over-anxious, impatient, and nervous first time buyer...
  2. BeneficialCucumber

    Potential, advice and general opinion on first Japanese Black Pine.

    Hi everyone! Here I stand at the beginning of my Bonsai journey and at least for the time being I feel very interested in conifers. My favorite among them being Chinese Junipers and Japanese Black Pines, at least aesthetically. I decided to go for a young JBP, partly as a long term project but...
  3. BeneficialCucumber

    Help with Young Japanese Black Pine Prebonsai

    Hi everyone! My first Japanese Black Pine was delivered yesterday. The tips of the needles are yellowish as you can see in the picture. Is this something to be concerned about? We had some days this week with temperatures below freezing, could this be the culprit? I do not know how the tree was...
  4. BeneficialCucumber

    Looking for Japanese black pine in Europe

    Hi! I'm looking for a Japanese black pine bonsai/prebonsai for up to 200€ in Germany or that can be shipped here. Till now I've found: https://bonsaifrance.com/products/bonsai-pinus-thunbergii-pin-noir-du-japon-17-ans-dage?variant=37913654132928 And...
  5. M

    Japanese black pine dying?

    Hello! I’m new to this forum and I’m writing here to see if any of you could help me. My parents planted a Japanese black pine almost a year and a half ago. A few months ago, the tips of its needles started browning and I’m wondering if it’s because of a fungus infection or something. It also...
  6. Occidentalbonsai

    Jbp styling advice

    Hello bonsai nuts! This is my first post and I’d love for some ideas on how to style this jbp. It’s around 25 years old or so and my main concern is that the trunk has little to no movement. There are probably a few options and while I have my own ideas on what to do, I’d love any suggestions...
  7. BenBSeattle

    My Video on Japanese Black Pine Seasonal Care

    I've packed a ton of info on this video. It's a 17 month long journey on how I care for Japanese Black Pine Bonsai. In the video I cover the following topics: 1. Compacting leggy growth 2. Balance energy distribution 3. Create ramification 4. Needle Pluck 5. Develop smaller needles 6...
  8. R

    JBP Wire Damage

    Hi all I am new to the forums but been reading and studying a while. I have ten trees and many cutting I care for, I was gifted a JBP for fathers day. I was not there to pick it out, so my wife made a $140 decision on her own with no knowledge on what to look for in nursery material. Well she...
  9. thumblessprimate1

    Japanese Black Pine from seed

    I grew a bunch of Japanese black pine seeds about 3 years ago. Funny how they quickly outgrow shohin size. This is only one I kept. Others were sold and I killed a few. I haven't gotten the hang of keeping them for bonsai. I wanted to go crazy last year and decandle late every branch. I didnt...
  10. G

    Japanese Black Pine Help—is it dying?

    Hi all, I'm admittedly a novice at bonsai rearing. My husband received a Japanese Black Pine as a gift, approximately five years old, from a friend. I've been pulling my hair out over trying to keep it alive and have unfortunately realized that I've made several mistakes in caring for it...
  11. R

    Looking for information...

    Hi, this Japanese Black Pine was yellow when I received it. I expected it to die but over the past 3 months it greened up and actually grew a half inch. I have it in a tiny terra cotta pot I had lying around. The roots are starting to come out the bottom. I want to turn it into a bonsai. But...
  12. Palmer67

    Bought Online Pine Reverse Taper

    I'm pretty new to bonsai and this site. I've learned so much just reading through the forum and resources here. Thank you to everyone that contributes to help us newbies. Well, I made a purchase online because of the convenience factor. The tree is a Japanese Black Pine and was fairly cheap...
  13. M

    Work in Progress: First JBP

    Hi All, Last year I purchased two JBP and as I find the species quite overwhelming and 'scary' compared to Junipers, Elms, etc. So I hedged and decided to just let them grow over the Spring/Summer to see. 11 months later I can see the pro's and cons of doing so -- in some ways, i'm glad I did...
  14. jbogard

    Help with ID and should I buy

    I am interested in buying this pine that the owner thinks is a Japanese black pine. The only thing is that he planted some red and white pines at the same time and he’s not entirely sure which ones were which. Do you guys think it’s a black pine and is it worth buying?
  15. kevinlovett86

    Mail order mishap / free tree

    So while I was looking for the right tree to plant in my coconut a couple of weeks ago, I must’ve clicked the wrong buttons because I can’t read Chinese properly. This is what I ordered... And that’s what arrived. It’s small, twisty and has got great potential. Today the security guards told...
  16. Gsquared

    JBP needle pulling

    I have a confession. It is my dirty little bonsai secret. I’ve beeing doing bonsai for a long time and I still get tied in knots over needle plucking on JBP. Probably because I attributed over zealous needle pulling to the death of my first pine. In retrospect, it was probably something else...
  17. Randolph

    Shohin Japanese Red Pine

    Hello everyone, I need some advice about what could be going on with my pine. I am keeping it outside in mostly full sun, possibly overwatering a little just to make sure it doesn't dry out. Its starting to lose its bright green color and the needles are turning brown in segments, I suspect a...
  18. BeebsBonsai

    White needles on entire jbp

    Hey all, Its been a while since ive posted. Been busy with work and buying a new home. We have been having an ungodly spring here in chicago. Its more like winter 2 Anyway, i brought my jbp outside about two weeks ago, and the needles seemed a bit pale, but nothing too bad considering...
  19. AppleBonsai

    My Cork Bark Black Pine

    ...Older import that was pretty weak when I got it a couple years ago, so nursing it back to full health in a training pot for another couple years!
  20. syon_r

    Temperatures for growing black pine seeds

    I want to try the Japanese black pine from seed contest. I am going to stratify them in February or March, and plant in April. In Denver in April average low temperatures are around 35 degrees. Should I grow them indoors until May or June when temperature lows are in the 50s and then move...
  21. syon_r

    How to create large black pines?

    First of all, I have seen plenty of articles on trunk development for small shohin black pine bonsai, but I haven't seen any for large black pine bonsai. I have pre bonsai that are a foot in height, and I would like to eventually get them to around two feet in height. I have selected existing...
  22. markyscott

    Shohin black pine from seed

    Here’s a 10 year old seedling cutting I purchased from the grower about a year ago: It has a very nice twist near the base and I was motivated to build a shohin black pine from this tree. Issue is that the branches aren’t low enough to pull off a shohin. It’ll need a key branch at the...
  23. Robert Vaida

    Japanese Black Pine seeds stratification

    Hello everyone I bought last week some Pinus Thunbergii (Japanese black pine) seeds. On the instructions says that I have to do a cold stratification of 2 months and plant them in spring. I assume it is a little bit too early to begin with the stratification now.... so what should I do with the...
  24. syon_r

    Do systemic fungicides harm black pine mycorrhizae?

    I was planning to treat one of my Japanese black pines with bonide infuse, (a systemic fungicide) to treat needle cast. I was also planning on using daconil and copper fungicide to treat it. I do not know if I should treat with bonide infuse, since it could harm mycorrhizae. Does anyone use...
  25. Rodrigo

    Japanese black pine starting to bud right before winter.

    Hello, My first Japanese black pine got a weekend of more sun than usual after a weekend out of town. I believe it caused to think it was spring again and it's starting to bud out. I don't want to lose all the energy it stored for the spring so is there any way I can stop it from extending...
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