Young Black Pines

Below documents the development of Japanese Black Pine lifted from the field after 5 years growth and initial potting, training and shaping. After about 9 years the trunk is starting to acquire the beginnings of textured bark, and it’ll be another 7 or so years to develop nice fissures and age in the bark that Black Pine is famous for. For the pine below it’s …

Growing for the Future

Pictured below are rows of Pines and Maples we have been developing as high quality bonsai stock for the future. Japanese Black Pine, European Mountain Pine, Dwarf Pomegranate, Trident Maple and Junipers varieties, with more species about to be planted. This has been common practice in Japan for a very long time, and the best way to develop quality pre-bonsai material …