This species is one of the most favorite bonsai trees. The Japanese white pine (botanically Pinus parviflora, syn. Pinus pentaphylla, Family Pines - Pinaceae) is an evergreen conifer with 5 needles. It is widespread in Japan, reaching heights of growth up to 20m. The gray bark is particularly in elderly Japanese white pine bonsai very attractive.
The white pine loves heat in summer and these bonsai are very light hungry. On a sunny location it grows fine. The Japanese white pine bonsai preferred a well-drained, nutrient-rich substrate. The combination of Akadama as a substrate with an organic fertilizer is fine.