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Species Specific => Japanese Black Pine Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: scottprice on March 28, 2011, 11:06 PM

Title: help with Black Pine seeds
Post by: scottprice on March 28, 2011, 11:06 PM
hey guys...new to the site and looking for some help!

i got a bunch of seeds off of ebay this winter...i have them all started in seed trays now and they are coming along very nice (i have banyan, japanese black pine, zelkova, jezo spruce and japanese trident maple)

my question is...when whould i transfer these to a flatter, more "bonsai-like" pot?
Title: Re: help with Black Pine seeds
Post by: meushi on March 29, 2011, 02:24 AM
I would transfer the black pines to a bonsai-like pot when the trunk has reached its desired size and the primary branches are in place... so in about 10 to 15 years of training for a mame or small shohin. For larger sizes, you can plant them in the ground so they fatten faster

http://www.evergreengardenworks.com/articles.htm (http://www.evergreengardenworks.com/articles.htm) check the "black pine growing" and "black pine training" to give you an idea of what's ahead. I would also recommend getting a copy of Stone Lantern's "Growing and Styling Pines" http://www.stonelantern.com/PINES_Growing_and_Styling_Pine_Bonsai_p/b1pine.htm (http://www.stonelantern.com/PINES_Growing_and_Styling_Pine_Bonsai_p/b1pine.htm)
Title: Re: help with Black Pine seeds
Post by: bwaynef on March 29, 2011, 09:30 AM
Here is a play-by-play for what should be done with JBP seeds.  It follows closely techniques discovered/popularized by a Japanese practitioner.

http://bonsaistudygroup.com/japanese-black-pine-discussion/growing-mikawa-japanese-black-pine-from-seed/ (http://bonsaistudygroup.com/japanese-black-pine-discussion/growing-mikawa-japanese-black-pine-from-seed/)