My Carpinus coreana progression............

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My Carpinus coreana progression............

Post  rickyricardo on Sun May 08, 2011 11:43 pm

Here is my Korean Hornbeam that I acquired from New England Bonsai in Massachusetts back in 2006. I have basically used the clip and grow method with the exception of a few key branches. I got it as a newbie in bonsai so we have progressed together. I know it has a long way to go but it has given my much joy! I am having trouble however trying to find the right pot for it...........any suggestions????

Thanks............rick

Spring 2006.

Summer 2007

Today, Spring 2011

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Post  Todd Ellis on Mon May 09, 2011 1:52 am

Hi Rick,
Have you repotted this tree since 2006? What do the roots look like below soil level? I would look into planting it higher in the pot with the right side raised; but that all depends on the roots. Also, since the curved left trunk is a permanent feature, this tree might have potential planted in the RIGHT rock - Penjing, animal type of planting. I can see a bird type creature - by raising the right side and having the left curved trunk hang down more I can see a Phoenix in the making... at this stage it is a stretch of the imagination.
Nice tree!
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Post  rickyricardo on Mon May 09, 2011 2:09 am

Hi Todd,

Thank you, yes this tree was repotted last year. I had a large crescent pot for it with the exact idea you mentioned. I was going to raise the right end and have the left lower, that is why i trained the two main branches (hard to see) to slope downward. But the pot wasnt large
enough. The tree had good roots but not good nebari.This is the left side, or back as i like to call it. It is an odd shaped tree. I thought that this end would fit well into a large "cement like" crescent pot.

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Post  Guest on Mon May 09, 2011 10:05 am

Hi Rickyricardo

I would make a small fat tree out of your tree Smile as your tree have many styleproblems as it is.

Kind regards yvonne


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Post  rickyricardo on Tue May 10, 2011 2:41 am

Hi Yvonne,

Thank you for your suggestion. I agree this tree has many, many styling problems but I dont think I could be that aggressive. This tree may never be good bonsai but I still enjoy it.

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Post  jersanct on Tue May 10, 2011 3:25 am

Hello Ricky - it looks absolutely lovely to me, for whatever that is worth. Do you have a few more present shots of it, maybe from a few different angles?

...and...still not a pot suggestion from any of us!

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Post  rickyricardo on Wed May 11, 2011 2:19 am

Thank you. Here are a few other angles. Many issues, but "it is what it is!"



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my carpinus coreana progression

Post  moyogijohn on Thu May 12, 2011 7:16 pm

You have a very nice tree inthe works....i like the base,,trunk,, in the picture summer 2007 i can see more of the tree...my opion only i would keep the branchon the bottom base trained as daughter tree.. the branch crossing the trunk middle way up would be removed...use thebranches up top to make the tree..maybe wire them down a little...only my opion please post when you have trimed some...good tree!! take care john

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Post  AK_Panama on Thu May 12, 2011 7:36 pm

One question...what are those brown fertiilizer baskets called? I don´t get those down here and I´ve been searching amazon but don´t know how to find it.

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Re: My Carpinus coreana progression............

Post  rickyricardo on Fri May 13, 2011 2:28 am

AK_Panama wrote:One question...what are those brown fertiilizer baskets called? I don´t get those down here and I´ve been searching amazon but don´t know how to find it.
brown fertilizer baskets. Laughing

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Post  rickyricardo on Fri May 13, 2011 2:36 am


A little easier to see branches. This was Fall 2010.

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Post  rickyricardo on Fri May 13, 2011 2:38 am

AK_Panama wrote:One question...what are those brown fertiilizer baskets called? I don´t get those down here and I´ve been searching amazon but don´t know how to find it.

sorry, just playing around. Here is where i bought them. http://www.nebonsai.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=FERT

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Post  AK_Panama on Mon May 16, 2011 3:59 pm

rickyricardo wrote:
AK_Panama wrote:One question...what are those brown fertiilizer baskets called? I don´t get those down here and I´ve been searching amazon but don´t know how to find it.

sorry, just playing around. Here is where i bought them. http://www.nebonsai.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=FERT

Thank you very much! Smile

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