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.
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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 »
Conifers are seed plants all producing woody stems and are widely used as a tree species suitable for bonsai and belong for the most part to the Phylum Coniferophyta and are gymnosperms which belong to the larger Phylum Pinophyta.
Conifer Class 4, and this is for all species of bonsai trees that are defined as conifers and a well known definition is a tree ‘which bears cones and needle-like or scale-like leaves that are typically evergreen’ however this is not the whole picture in classification terms.
Alan Harriman is selling his bonsai collection so for more details contact Alan via e-mail: alan.harriman1@btinternet. He can also provide further details about any of the trees shown in the photographs. Offers for individual trees can be made by e-mail to Alan or at the Open Days of March 22nd and 23rd 2014.
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.
So you want to keep a bonsai tree, you are not alone in this and may be you have even had one before but it died as is common to hear however it probably wasn’t your fault so here is a simple guide to starting out for the first time or having a second go.
Here are details of the visiting clubs and societies that attend our winter image show… Artistic Bonsai Circle Cryptomeria japonica (Japanese Cedar) Zelkova serrata (Japanese Zelkova) Ulmus parvifolia ‘Corticosa’ (Cork Bark Elm) Potentilla spp. Chaenomeles japonica ‘Chojubai’ (Japanese Qunice) Juniperus chinensis (Chinese Juniper) Acer palmatum ‘Deshojo’ (Deshojo Maple)
It was over to Jake Hobson for another Niwaki session today. This was the second of the two-part training programme, following up by working on trees we had decandled earlier on in May this year.