Common hornbeam, Carpinus betulus

£65.00

Amongst native species Common hornbeam is more and more frequently seen as a good subject for bonsai.

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Description

Amongst native species Common hornbeam is more and more frequently seen as a good subject for bonsai.

The whole family have a reputation for being easily grown, often used for hedging which is seen by many as a good indicator of suitability for bonsai. The Common hornbeam makes a medium to large tree with characteristic grey and fluted trunks, a very attractive tree.

This example will have been collected in the wild and has started to be shaped in the classic broom style bonsai, that is all the branches emerging from the top of the trunk and spreading out from there. The shape seems pretty good for a bonsai that has been only a short time in training. Just about enough primary branches for the required image. Just a lot more secondary branching and ramification needed, a case of grow it well and prune it, the tree is quite vigorous so that should not take too long really. The bonsai has a height of 44cm. and a spread also of 44cm. The soil surface roots are 11cm. across and above that the trunk diam. is 4cm. In one photo you can see the bit of ” naturalising ” that has been done to the top of the trunk to obscure the cut. The pot is a plastic oval bonsai trainer 36x29x12cm. A nice reasonably sized, reasonably priced bonsai project.