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Korean Hornbeam

Post  JimLewis on Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:11 pm

I was given this tree in 1989.



Have been refining it ever since. I've kept it small -- 14 inches. Leaves have reduced to about 1/2 - 3/4 inch.


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Post  Steven on Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:23 pm

Jim,

Love the progress on this tree. Did you develop it entirely in pots, or did it go into the ground for a while and get cut back? Always loved hornbeams.

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Post  JimLewis on Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:23 pm

Thanks. It has never been outside a bonsai pot from the day I got it. Some of the pots were a bit larger than life, but . . . It is a prime example that you get very little trunk growth when a tree is potted. The trunk has matured nicely, but it is very close to its original size.

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Post  Steven on Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:55 pm

I agree it has matured nicely, gives me hope for some of my trees I decided to (big pot) train long term versus the ones I decided to stick in the ground.

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Post  moyogijohn on Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:41 am

JIM,, I think the tree is really nice! I like it,,also the way you have trained the branches..the trunk looksbigger than it probably is because of the muscle look.. great job take care john

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Post  AdamJonas on Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:17 pm

Very nice:) but this is not a big change throw 23 years..

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Post  JimLewis on Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:38 pm

AdamJonas wrote:Very nice:) but this is not a big change throw 23 years..

Yeah. Guess it was good material to start with. I purposefully keep it small.

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Post  John Quinn on Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:04 pm

Nice...how is the fall color?

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Post  JimLewis on Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:06 pm

Fairly subdued.


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Post  Dave Murphy on Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:09 pm

I think that's pretty good color, Jim...my KH just turns a greenish yellow just before the leaves drop.

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Post  JimLewis on Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:50 pm

Thanks. They're apparently quite variable. I've seen some with vibrant color. It also seems to vary a bit year to year.

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Post  John Quinn on Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:55 pm

That's about as good a color change I get here in SC, and that's with my native American Hornbeam.

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