This tree is the most popular pine used for bonsai; in part because it exhibits attractive rough bark and deep green needles that are simple to maintain. The hardy Japanese Black Pine is also an easy care tree that thrives outdoors in full sun. Thrives outdoors above 20 degrees with protection; see bonsai care. Ideal with 11" Humidity Tray
Outdoor bonsai include evergreen varieties like pines and junipers as well as deciduous varieties like maples and elms. All outdoor bonsai are hardy and require seasonal change. Upon receiving your bonsai, it is best to acclimate it in a shady area for one week. All outdoor bonsai prefer morning sun and afternoon shade. Patios, decks and balconies are great areas to display your bonsai during the growing season. Outdoor bonsai can be displayed indoors, but only for short periods of time. You should never leave your bonsai inside for more than five days.
Watering properly is critical to maintaining a healthy bonsai! Outdoor bonsai are watered according to the season. Outdoor bonsai should be watered daily in the spring, summer and fall. In the winter you will not need to water as frequently. However, you should never let your bonsai’s soil dry out. Water your bonsai properly by using a watering can or hose attachment that has a fine-spray nozzle. You should thoroughly soak your bonsai’s soil. Water should be running out of the drain holes. Misting foliage periodically is recommended, but should not be considered watering. General care is also important to maintaining a beautiful bonsai. Bonsai should be periodically trimmed to keep their miniature shape. To best understand trimming and wiring techniques, we recommend purchasing an instructional book.
Your bonsai will need to be repotted every four to five years. It is necessary to repot your bonsai when its root system becomes pot bound. Repotting outdoor bonsai should be done before new growth appears during late winter or early spring. Make sure you are using a good bonsai soil when repotting since regular potting soil will compact and inhibit proper drainage. We recommend waiting at least one growing season before repotting your bonsai to make sure it is well established.
Fertilizing bonsai is required. Most water-soluble and time-released fertilizers work very well when used as directed. We recommend using slow-releasing organic fertilizers for more mature specimen bonsai.
INSECTS & DISEASES
Insects and diseases can attack bonsai just like any other plant. Inspect your bonsai regularly. A brisk spraying of the trunk and foliage periodically will help keep your tree clean. If any problems appear, most garden centers have products available for treatment.
Outdoor bonsai need to experience winter dormancy and should remain outdoors in the winter. Nevertheless, the root systems of outdoor bonsai need protection from extreme winter weather. You should “Heel-In” your bonsai by covering the pot and soil with pine needles or mulch when temperatures approach freezing. We also recommend protecting your bonsai from extremely cold winds by placing it against the south side of your house. In areas that have extremely cold winters, bonsai can be protected in garages, sheds, cold frames or basements. Contact a local bonsai club for more advice.
Rest assured that your tree will reach its destination well hydrated and securely packed. The base of each tree is wrapped in plastic to retain moisture and to prevent any topsoil from spilling during shipment. Trees are wired to the pot, placed inside a double-walled carton for protection and secured with proprietary packing systems to keep them from shifting during transit.
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Your bonsai tree has been grown in a state-of-the-art greenhouse under precisely controlled conditions to achieve optimum health. Your order will be carefully wrapped in a custom
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This tree thrived for a year, then began to yellow and drop needles. Since nothing had changed in its conditions or location or care, I removed it from its pot and found it was root-bound with almost no growing medium. While I realize that every bonsai must be periodically repotted after pruning its roots, this happened too quickly.
Jim Ohio USAMar 28th 2019
Traditional Japanese Form and Vigor. A beautiful JWP Bonsai
Received a JBP that has excellent & traditional Japanese form, health, and vigor. Packaging and shipping were fast and flawless. Proportions, ramification, and branches are beautiful. Impressed!
CJMMar 1st 2019
Japanese Black Pine
I received my tree just a few days ago. The tree is a beautiful specimen. It is a good size, shaped nicely, and full of healthy needles. Also, the tree was packed very securely, a fact I appreciated as it was left on its side by the delivery company.
Based on the quality of this tree, I plan to purchase more bonsais from Brussel's in the near future.
MikeMar 2nd 2018
I just got my replacement Tree and it is awesome. It is even better then expected. I received my Chinese elm and same thing, beautiful tree and love it
Luke HallDec 18th 2017
Japanese Black Pine
Item shipped very fast, Item was packaged very securely.!!
The Japanese Black Pine was very healthy, with beautiful form.
I am very pleased with it, and look forward to ordering more Bonsai's
from Brussell's .