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Japanese Black Pine Bonsai

Botanical name: Pinus thunbergii


Japanese Black Pines are arguably one of the most classic of bonsai pine species. The Black Pine is a very vigorous tree. They are very tolerant of poor conditions.. White pines are frequently grafted onto the more vigorous Black pine rootstock to improve its vigor and growth-rate.  Being extremely hearty and disease free makes the Black Pine bonsai perfect for beginners and masters alike.


Checking watering daily is important for Japanese Black Pines because you can overwater them just as easy as you can underwater them.

Hardy Bonsai material needs to be wintered over in a protected cold spot so that they can go through their natural dormancy period.  Inside an unheated garage, cold frame, or bury in the ground with good insulation for the roots.

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