Semi-mature trees are ones where the trunk is not being developed further but where branching is still sparse. Considering the number of options this leaves us with, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Put those two together and you end up with some of the most expensive bonsai in the world. For more detailed information on these techniques, try our Bonsai tree care section. During other seasons, the tree can suffer from sap leakage and be damaged. Does removing the branch also remove the excessive energy or does that get transferred somewhere else on the tree? Over time, the Japanese Black Pine can grow as tall as feet.
Care of Japanese Black Pine
Trunk should reach good size for a medium tree in 10 years. The coastal forests this tree occupies have been long recognized as an important aid in keeping beach erosion in check as well as acting as a buffer to strong winds and tidal surge from the sea including typhoons that haunt these shorelines in summer and early fall. Plan ahead and reduce in stages. This is the famous Japanese black pine tree that has been planted throughout much of the temperate world. March-May — Fertilize, fertilize, fertilize. I find it quite enjoyable to develop black pine from seed in root air-pruning containers.
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Pinus thunbergii, the Japanese black pine tree
Description: It also is resistant to high levels of air pollution, and so thrives in urban environments as well. If the finished branches are weak or short do not decandle. The natural hybrid of this species and P. The ideal repotting time would seem to be after the first flush of growth has extended and is cut back see below and before the end of the Summer; this equates to July and August in most climates.