Japanese Black Pine Tree Bonsai

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  • Beautiful Silhouette
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 25 Feet

This bonsai kit is a perfect gift for any occasion, including birthdays, housewarming, graduation, weddings and more. The Japanese Black Pine Tree Bonsai is known for its delicate needle-like green leaves that grow together in pairs. In the spring, it produces small reddish flowers. The plant has a gorgeous silhouette, with branches that often outgrow their central leaders.

Best Locations For Growing Japanese Black Pine Tree Bonsai Plant

This is a great addition to the kitchen, entryway or bedroom, as long as it gets enough direct sunlight. You can also keep it on a patio or in the garden—this plant is tolerant of heat up to 100 degrees F, as well as wind and drought. This plant is not toxic, so you do not have to worry about keeping it out of reach of your pets and children.

Japanese Black Pine Tree Bonsai Plant Sunlight Requirements

The Japanese Black Pine Tree Bonsai prefers direct sunlight. Aim for at least 6-8 hours of bright direct light per day. South-facing windows are ideal because they receive the most direct light each day.

Japanese Black Pine Tree Bonsai Plant Care

Your local climate will dictate the potting schedule of your bonsai. These trees like having their roots rearranged when repotting. After re-potting, your bonsai needs to be placed in a shady location for three to four weeks. This bonsai can grow in a variety of soil conditions including bare mineral soil, sandy soil, volcanic ash, calcareous soil or limestone soil, but it grows best in loose, fertile, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

This particular bonsai is susceptible to spider mites. Inspect your tree weekly for specks of red on the needles. This is an indication of spider mites.

You will need to do significant pruning between late fall and early winter to prevent or minimize sap bleeding. After you cut, apply putty cut paste to the edges of each exposed wound. To avoid stress to the plant, place it in shade for about a month after pruning.

Watering Japanese Black Pine Tree Bonsai Plant

This tree can tolerate mild drought, but it will do better when kept slightly moist. Provide good drainage to minimize the potential for root rot. 

Feeding Japanese Black Pine Tree Bonsai Plant

Your Japanese Black Pine Tree Bonsai does not need to be fertilized. However, you can give it BioGold Bonsai Fertilizer or something similar between the middle of spring and early fall.

Japanese Black Pine Tree Bonsai Information

Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light
Care Requirements: Sandy loam
Watering Requirements: Average
Pet Friendly:
Kid Friendly:
Air Purifier: Moderate
Growth Rate:
Mature Height: 25 feet
Mature Spread: 12-20 feet
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green
Temperature: ()
Humidity: 0
Common Name: Japanese Black Pine Tree Bonsai
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name:
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.