Bonsai Development – Discipline Grown Hinoki Cypress

Hey, Hey, Hey all you Bonsai Boys and Ladies! Welcome to a different Bonsai Development Thursday. As all the time, you’ll be able to try my earlier progressions right here. This week, a area grown Hinoki Cypress.

The hinoki is the tree that began all of it. I bear in mind seeing historical hinoki’s in magazines and pondering, man I HAVE to have a type of! Little did I do know they had been gradual growers and considerably tough to keep up. I purchased a small one early in my bonsai journey. It died shortly after.

Within the fall of 2019, I attended one of many intensive programs at Eisei-en. I seen Bjorn had bought near 100 giant hinoki cypress’ from a grower in Lengthy Island. My buddy Charlie and I had goo-goo eyes as we walked amongst the sector of burlap balled Hinoki. I needed to have one! Here is a have a look at it is progress.

Fall 2019 Earlier than

The tree earlier than work, in all it is burlapped glory. This was fall, which isn’t a great time to repot Hinoki. Drawback was, I could not get the tree in my automobile! One thing wanted to be completed. We determined to do a small repot and received it into this Anderson flat.


This was a great first styling. I did many of the work myself, which was an enormous step for me. At first of my course work with Bjorn, I watched greater than I labored. Issues began to click on within the fall of 2019.

Summer season 2020

Hinoki Cypress Bonsai in a moving van

Most Bushes Bought Boxed, However Not The Hinoki

Here is the tree in ealy 2020. As you’ll be able to see, I misplaced the highest, and made it right into a jin. I am unsure how the highest died, however I am guessing the wire work within the fall of ’19 had one thing to do with it.

In any other case, it grew properly by the 12 months. It additionally received particular therapy within the transferring fan that summer season.

Fall 2020

Initially, I used to be not going to work on this tree in 2020. I figured for the reason that prime had died and it endured the stress of a transfer, it will be higher to let it relaxation. However, it grew so robust, that I made a decision to provide it a refresh within the fall of 2020

My Workshop Helper, Winston

Spring 2021

I made a decision to repot within the spring. As you’ll be able to see, there was a ton of area soil. This was a fairly agressive repot and I used to be anticipating the tree to pout.

Aug 2021

As you’ll be able to see beneath, the tree grew very properly after the repot. In late summer season, I felt it was time to provide it a correct replace. My first expertise with Hinoki ended poorly, so I had been conservative with this one. That modified with this wire & type. I really feel this was the primary time I actually received in there and correctly cleaned it up. The bones are actually set for future improvement, and I am pleased with the progress!

Earlier than


Ultimate Development

So, what do you assume? Do you’re employed with Hinoki’s? Need one in all your personal? I Spoke to Bjorn and Eisie-en has about 25 burlapped hinoki left, get’em when you can!

Make sure to put up your feedback beneath and subscribe to the publication! Till subsequent time, Peace Love Bonsai!

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