zuisho pine book in english

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Stone Lantern publishing did on on pines. Much of it was on the white pine. And differences in pine care between species are relatively minor.
 

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I don't think i've heard of a pine book only about Zuisho White Pine. You want to just focus on learning how to care for and work with White Pine. I believe the reason the variety Zuisho is so popular because it can be grown from cutting and air layer easier than most pines. I know I saw a great Japanese article on them in an older Bonsai Today about a guy that grows them from cutting, wires movement into the trunk and produces some very impressive results in 10-20 years.
 

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The Pine book by Stone Lantern will have some information, but I don't know just how much I have not read it. It is however; my understanding that this book is a compilation of all the material in Bonsai Today. There is another publication: Bonsai International published by Bill Valvanis' organization. This publication has had a good deal of information on the cultivar. Most of his back issues are available from him in a photo-copy format.

As to the Zuisho being pretty much like other Pines? This is really not true according to what I have read. There are a number of vast differences, even from other JWPs, that make this tree unique. Two particular differences, fact; it takes ten years for a Zuishio to reach the stage of maturity where it starts to demonstrate the traits that make it desirable for bonsai. Two; is that fact that it can be grown quite successfully from cuttings. You will, if you are really interested, have to research the archives of both Bonsai Today and Bonsai International.
 

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Thanks alot everyone for the info. Thats what ive learned also Vance. It seems to be a very nice tree, if you have the time to wait for a cutting to get old enough to start looking like something. I am mainly looking for the steps to use along the way, and after they reach maturity. I also was taught that they grow almost as fast in pots, as they do in ground, so im interested to see. I know there are books in japanese, but havent seen any in english. Thanks again for the help.

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