japanese black pine

  1. A

    JBP too late to take seedling cuttings?

    Hi, I’ve recently acquired 30 or so JBP seedlings and have been reading up on the seedling cutting technique, my question is are these seedlings too old to cut and secondly, is it too late in the season to take them (it’s early autumn/fall here in the uk which is pretty mild and I don’t have...
  2. L

    JBP seedlings: genetic variation or disease

    Do I just have a JBP seedling with some interesting genetics that produce a yellowish coloration on the newest needles or is this something health-related? The 2 seedlings are planted in the same soil mix literally side-by-side in the same mesh bottom tray with downspout tubing risers. They...
  3. B

    [88 Days] Air-Layering Japanese Black Pine x 2

    Hello Bonsai Nutters, Here are the results of my 2nd attempted at air layering Japanese Black Pine #3 and #4. Location: Bali, Indonesia Date of Air-Layer: 7 May 2022 Date of Removal & Repot: 2 August 2022 Total No. of Days: 88 In my earlier thread here...
  4. Sidesummy

    Sidesummy's JBP & JRP Ground Growing Progression

    Sidesummy's JBP & JRP Ground Growing Progression Photo Series: As of 2022 I'm 7 years into my bonsai from seed journey. I thought it would in nice to provide an ongoing photo series of my progress thus far. Reading the forums for several years I have always found it particularly helpful when...
  5. Y

    JBP seedling

    So I planted these JBP out of season last October. They handled the winter very well staying greenish purple, but now as they wake up from dormancy two of them have turned brown. Not sure what I did wrong as they have all been in the same pot getting watered at the same times. Do these two look...
  6. memehongkong

    My first Japanese Black Pine. Need advice.

    Hello, Found this Japanese Black Pine at our local nursery. They cost $50 (not $500 I see all the time for larger JBP). Have a few questions & I'm looking for advice. --Estimate age of this pine? --I also bought a very small JBP & JRP online, they cost $10 + shipping. How long will it take...
  7. rollwithak

    Time for Decisions on the JBP

    Hi All, Looking for peoples opinions on where I should go with this from here. My inexperienced instinct tells me it’s about time to cut back. Or I could let this seasons flush come and thicken the trunk more, however I’m afraid the lower branching might start dying off. Pictures could be...
  8. R

    Japanese black pine needle browning

    I had potted this seedling in the pot last year in a bonsai soil(alp). It has been growing well in spring and summer. In fall, I started noticing few needles browning in the lower branch and the bud not so aggressive. I have seen the diagnosis chart and couldn't find the exact issue. I suspect...
  9. L

    Japanese red pine 'Jane Kluis'

    Does anyone else happen to have this variety? The information I've been able to find on the web indicates that it's a hybrid, although there seems to be some question about whether it's a cross between Pinus densiflora and Pinus thunbergii or a cross between Pinus densiflora and Pinus nigra...
  10. L

    Lorax7 JBP #2 progression

    purchased 2021, haven’t done anything to it yet: I’ve since repotted it into a mesh bottom tray, but haven’t taken a new photo yet. Also removed the existing rusty steel wire.
  11. L

    Lorax7 JBP #1 progression

    How it was when I got it (2018): Group photo 2020 (right), after having survived a bad case of needlecast and losing some branches:
  12. AnutterBonsai

    Finding potential in my new JBP Mikawa

    Hello everyone! I talked to my local bonsai nurseryman and I asked them about which pine is good for growing in our region. They told me JBPs tend to grow well here. I ordered this Mikawa JBP approx. 4-6 years old, they said. I’m not the best at finding a design, specially to pines at such a...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
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