Hornbeam suggestions?

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Hornbeam suggestions?

Post  redvw5 on Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:57 pm

Just purchased a Korean Hornbeam from Meehans Miniatures at the Mid-American Bonsai show. I have never owned a hornbeam before but always appreciated the fall colors. I was a little rushed while shopping due to having to get to work quickly after show. I thought this could make a good raft. I know this is a slow way to go. Has anyone seen hornbeams in a raft style. My other option is to make it into a slanting style, or I could just grow it out to see what pops up in spring. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


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Re: Hornbeam suggestions?

Post  JimLewis on Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:59 pm

I have a hard time imagining what that tree is/was aimed at when it was started. I think I'd wait until all leaves were gone and then photograph the entire tree from a few different sides. Then we can see what's there.

The rootball is usually the main problem in creating a raft from an older tree.

Jim Lewis - lewisjk@windstream.net - Western NC - People, when Columbus discovered this country, it was plumb full of nuts and berries. And I'm right here to tell you the berries are just about all gone. Uncle Dave Macon, old-time country musician

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