Japanese Black Pine Literati



Japanese Black Pines make wonderful species to create the Literati or Bunjin styles with. In fact it was of course wild growing pine trees that this style was based on.

Trees styled in this form typically have elegant trunks and a open canopy of needles which give one the impression of a tree which has survived the forces of nature for many years.

This tree possesses the elements which make this artistic style so attractive. The slender trunk has a graceful curve in it with some interesting changes in direction as it moves up into the canopy. The branch structure is essentially completed with no long, bare internodes present.

The foliage pads could be neatened up with basic wiring and should the new owner want shorter needles, the usual pine techniques will apply, which you can read up about in these blog posts I have written on the subject.

The matching pot in which this tree is growing is ideal for the style. Hand formed, the Japanese pot is organic in shape and the colours complement perfectly the needles and well textured bark. The new owner may consider repotting the tree as the akadama medium has broken down somewhat. Perhaps at the same time a larger might be considered with this pot kept only to show the tree in.

This Japanese Black Pine was imported in 2016 from the Saitama Prefecture in Japan. 


(Measurements exclude the container)

Width: 400mm

Depth: 300mm

Height: 630mm

A wooden crate is required for shipping. This is included in the shipping price.

The display stand and coke tin, used for scale, is not included.

Category: Pines