Japanese Black Pine (Pinus Thunbergii) – BRBP-0138
Lighting: Full Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
- ≈ 35+ years
- Started 1987
- Acquired August 2022
- 32” Tall
- 30” Across (left to right)
- 24” Depth (front to back)
- 8.5” Trunk (circumference)
- 6” Root Base (left to right)
- Clay Pot – Rectangle
- 15.25” Length
- 11.5″ Width
- 4.25” Height
- Last Repotted: January 2023 with Peter Tea Bonsai
In Japan, the Japanese Black Pine has been highly valued for centuries as an ornamental feature in Japanese-style gardens and for bonsai. It is a strong species that tolerates wind, heat, drought, and salt. Native to Japan and South Korea the Japanese black pine is an evergreen, conifer tree. It has two dark green needles per sheath and the bark is dark gray.
In its natural environment black pines can grow 20 to 60 feet tall and 12 to 20 feet wide. Its dark green needles are up to 4.5” long and grow in clusters at the ends of the bare branches. The white, waxy, terminal “candles” sit upright on the branches and contrast with the green needles.
Black pines are more complex to care for than junipers or deciduous trees. Most pines only have a single “flush” of growth each year, so pines take longer to recover from mistakes. If you’re new to bonsai, we recommend waiting until you have more experience (2-3 years’ experience recommended).
Available for local pick-up (contact for personal delivery option).