Removing needles can be as important as pruning branches, in order to stimulate back-budding and develop branch structure. As with most evergreen conifers the normal approach is to cut back to something green but if there isn’t anything growing lower down a branch, what do you do? A fellow club member asked me to look… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Japanese Black Pine
Everyone finds their firm favourite for bonsai and Ross is no exception and is dedicated to growing and developing an expansive collection of Japanese Black Pines (Pinus thunbergii) as bonsai. He started out in the hobby in around 2003 so has been developing his bonsai knowledge for 14 years.
This weekend was the Saturday workshop with Lee Verhorevoort from Lee Verhorevoort Bonsai and this was an ideal opportunity for all club members to get professional advice from Lee and get pruning and style tips and guidance on your own bonsai trees. Lee spent the entire day working around the room on everyone’s bonsai trees. He spent time… Read more »
There is a lot of work behind the scenes prior to the first day of RHS Chelsea Flower Show and one key element is setting up the trees on the display once the stand is constructed. It is a very large display area and requires some substantial bonsai trees to show case the art of… Read more »
There was a good selection of evergreen bonsai at the Shohin UK II Exhibition 2015 from Junipers through to Black and Red Pines plus Hinoki cypress, Yew and Larch which technically is a deciduous conifer but I have added it into this set anyway.
This year at our Winter Show there were also some stunning evergreen / coniferous trees including a great collection of both Japanese White Pines and Japanese Black Pines as well as one or two admired examples of Scots Pines.
What an amazing collection of conifers on display at the Heathrow Bonsai Show, it was hard to select a favourite but some did stand out like the Japanese Black Pine from Sutton Bonsai Society to name but one. The range of styles of the Junipers was inspiring, as well as the Yew trees and some… Read more »
Repotting season for the majority of tree species is at an end and here are a few examples of some of the bonsai trees that have been repotted this year showing the variation in root type plus root development on each tree.
Some of the two needle pines are commonly used as bonsai and include Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris), Japanese Red Pine (Pinus densiflora), Mountain Pine (Pinus mugo) and Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergii). They all have unique and distinct differences in their form and foliage making for quite dramatic and impressive bonsai trees in their own rights.
The Pine family (Pinaceae) is quite extensive with a range of species and genera including Abies, Cedrus, Keteleeria, Larix, Picea, Pinus, Pseudolarix, Pseudotsuga and Tsuga. Pines are softwood trees and are classified into groups dependent on the number of needles they have.