crownpiyush
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Help me to recongnize this pine...

hi all BONSAI LOVERS,

i m piyush from INDIA...
and i want lil help from you all...
i want to know tht my pine bonsai is of which species, i mean which pine is this...

it vll be a grate help for me...
and please tell me do u like it or not as this is my first bonsai...
and is under training...

thanks in advance
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Gnome
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Piyush,

Hello and welcome to the Helpful Gardener. The first thing to note in trying to identify your Pine would be the number of needles per bundle. That will help to narrow the field down. Also, was this tree collected in your region or purchased, perhaps from a different area?

With no lower branches your tree strongly suggests the literati style. Scroll down to the bottom of the page on the Bonsai4Me site.

[url]https://www.bonsai4me.com/Basics/Basics_StylingForms.html[/url]

[url]https://images.google.com/images?gbv=2&svnum=10&hl=en&safe=off&q=literati+bonsai[/url]


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thanks for the help dear...
my pine have three needles per bunch and i purchased it from a local nursery ,after that i started training...

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Piyush,

Some possibilities of Pines with three needles would be:

Lace-bark Pine, P. bungeana. Native to N. China.

Swiss Stone Pine, P. cembra. Native to N. Asia and Europe.

Chinese Pine, P. tabuliformis. Native to China. (Needles usually in pairs but sometimes in threes)

There are several others that are native to the U.S. so they seem unlikely candidates. This at least gives you someplace to start your research. Can you inquire at the nursery where it was purchased?

Norm

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:) many many thanks to you...
i vll surely ask him...
but i don't think that there is need to ask anyone else after your help...
you gave me enough to search...

thanks again
love piyush :)

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