The Japanese bonsai guys seem to be concerned with taxonomy than we tend to be.Yes, this IS a tree from the north of Japan.
I live in the foothills of the north Georgia mountains. My climate is much like Japan’s. I do tend to get a bit of snow every winter. But, I do take measures to keep the tree as cool as possible. I shade it in the mid-day. I water both the soil and foliage with cold water from the hose. Twice a day.
I have been given care advice from Tyler Sherrard who worked with these trees in Japan, so I feel confident that it will be fine.
The nebari spread at the base is about 6 inches. The trunk caliper a couple inches up off the nebari is about 3 1/2 inches. I wouldn’t call that “massive”.
The bark is dark. I’d call it “black”. And it‘s very rugged and flaky and delicate.
Thanks, Brian. Yes, this is a special tree. I got it from Doug Paul. Tyler thinks it’s about 250 years old. As you can imagine, I baby This tree! It gets an umbrella, it’s own special place by the side of the koi pond, and wine with cheese and crackers every evening!The Japanese bonsai guys seem to be concerned with taxonomy than we tend to be.
Looking closer Adair, you could convince me yours is the ghlenni. I have only seen one other, and just a few jezoensis; which I do own.
You probably know it, but you have a special specimen on your hands, and it will be exciting to see it trained...as much as I
I don’t appreciate trees on slabs. Some say the oils in our hands damage their needles, and that they don’t take well to having branches moved around a bunch, so wear gloves and be decisive when you make bends. I never had any trouble with mine other than climate, and you’re good if you’re growing white pines.
glehnni, at Brussels in quarantine around 2011:
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jezoensis, from Brent at Evergreen Gardenworks around 2014; I trust his taxonomy. I have cuttings from this growing.
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You know what’s funny, the ghlenni in my last post was one that Doug imported and was in quarantine at Brussel’s. Now look at the tree in the background to the left. That’s your spruce next to it!Thanks, Brian. Yes, this is a special tree. I got it from Doug Paul. Tyler thinks it’s about 250 years old. As you can imagine, I baby This tree! It gets an umbrella, it’s own special place by the side of the koi pond, and wine with cheese and crackers every evening!
I love a lot more great Bonsai, but those 3 are maybe my favorite all time ->This has probably been asked before, but if money was no object - what would your ultimate "dream tree" be?
When would you collect?I have a few really nice yamadori Pacific Yew that I have located and been dreaming of them on my bench. I have collected a few small yew, but haven't found the cahones to tackle these bigger specimens. In the dreams I always have help collecting. Lol! Dream on!
In spring, April or May depending on the weather. We're over 3000' and spring is, changeable, chancey, helter skelter. I've seen 100F in May and snow in June up here.When would you collect?
Oh, absolutely! They tend to drop branches, and they like to turn themselves into forests by sending out “daughter” trees off the roots. If you made a huge forest planting, and lived at the appropriate elevation, you might have something.But it would be cool though!
Waaaait you can bonsai this stuff? I need to look up collecting it because there is metric tons of it here! Lol