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Many varieties are used to create bonsai pine tree. ( Pinus is a genus of 120 species or more.) They are considered classics in Japan and some families have kept them there for generations.
If you are a beginner and are planning to create your own tree, this can not be your best first choice.
They are very slow to respond and take some prior knowledge to succeed in style.
A better choice may be the beginner juniper which is also an evergreen, but much easier to do in a bonsai.
Pine Bonsai Black
Bonsai black pine, Pinus thunbergii , it is one of the most popular varieties.
I’ve seen them grow successfully in many areas of the United States, including subtropical South Florida.
Many other varieties are less adaptable in warm climates.
Mugo Pine Bonsai
If you are creating your own or buy one with some development and age, they consider the climate you live before taking a decision.
Most pines need a period of dormancy.
A bonsai pine tree, like most trees can be created in many different styles .
Japanese red pine
The Japanese red pine Pinus densiflora shown here is from Japan and is now in its house at the National Arboretum, Washington, DC
There is also a “red pine” native to North America, Pinus resin . Although both are pines, growth pattern and appearance are nothing alike.
(That’s one of the problems with the use of names of common plants.)
When I moved to Florida, I remember how surprised I pine to see everywhere. The one shown here is a elliottii Pinus.
is a native of Florida, commonly known as slash pine.
While shopping for my nursery, I found several thick trunked topped pines that any gardener would never want. I decided to experiment.
I bought three and quickly discovered can not be treated as if they were black pines . I killed the first two. They not tolerate root pruning very well! They do not tolerate naked rooting at all!
Fortunately, I left the best for last. The roots are cut and just above the soil washed off instead of raking. I made no attempt to change the existing soil . I left long needles and called ‘Funky Monkey’.
(. Other Florida residents shorten the needles to make them look more like bonsai black pine)
Japanese white pine – ‘Uzushio’ (meaning bath) – resides at the Museum of Art Omiya Bonsai in Japan
in general, most pines want sun and tolerate a range of temperatures. Keep them moist but never allowed to remain wet. . (Most instructions read :. allow to dry slightly between waterings)
Each type will definitely require more specific instructions
coils, candles and holders branching are all words that are learned when many pine trees are cared for. If you decide you want to work in a bonsai pine, all these words will become important.
Remember, your pine trees take at least two to three times longer to have a good result as a deciduous tree, and even more compared with tropical plants .
While you are working your pine bonsai have other issues in your garden to give encouragement.
For best results, we expect to be able to find an experienced teacher .
Bonsai artist Ryan Neil shown here during a workshop of black pine.
old survivor pine Hiroshima – Photo by Chris Tank
Statement of the Foundation national Bonsai
“on the morning of August 6, 1945, all members of the Yamaki family were inside their home the bomb exploded about three kilometers (less than two miles.) of family resort. the explosion all glass windows went out at home, and each family member is cut from the glass shards flying. Miraculously, none of them suffered any permanent damage.
“the great old Japanese white pine and a large number of other bonsai were sitting on benches in the garden. Surprisingly, none of these bonsai has been damaged by the explosion, either, as the nursery was protected by a high wall. The bonsai originally came from the island of Miyajima, which is just south of Hiroshima. Japanese bonsai white pine Miyajima are considered very valuable because they are so rare. “
Due to the generosity of the Yamaki family, now today approximately 400 years old tree is in the arboretum National, Washington, DC
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