Japanese Five Needle Pine Bonsai Tree
Japanese five needle pine (pinus pentaphylla) is often confused with the Japanese white pine (pinus parviflora) which is normally a grafted plant.
The care of the two species is almost identical but the appearance of the trees is completely different. Pentaphylla has longer much softer needles that are pale, sometimes almost yellow in colour giving the tree a much more feminine character. With age the bark becomes craggy with small flaking texture right out to the branches. A relatively slow growing tree pentaphylla can take decades to produce high quality bonsai and so a mature tree can be highly prized by someone who has developed the appreciation of the finer points of bonsai.
Five needle pine will suffer in the U.K if the soil is kept too wet, especially in winter. So, whilst the tree is fully frost hardy it will appreciate some overhead shelter from persistent rain in the colder months. Trees that are kept too wet quickly turn excessively yellow due to reverse osmosis of nitrogen. Pentaphylla rarely needs repotting and can stay in the same pot for decades.
Imported from Japan winter 2019. A beautiful craggy old pine that can either be enjoyed as it is or further developed and refined with wiring. Beautiful bark and nebari.
25" tall above it's bonsai pot. 28" wide overall. 6" diameter nebari.
Planted in an unglazed bonsai pot.
The subject pictured is the EXACT plant we will send you. Appearance may vary depending upon the season.
In stock and available for delivery within two or three working days.
Price including secure packaging and U.K delivery* £695.00
*Price includes delivery to any U.K mainland address (except Highlands and Islands).
Not available for shipping outside the European Union (ie: the USA). Importing plants without correct permissions can land you with a VERY big fine or prison time.
We do not provide cultural information for this tree other than the above (relevant to the UK climate only). Please ensure you have the skills and facilities to care for this plant in your location before you decide to purchase.
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