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Bonsai Care For Hornbeam (Carpinus) (Tree Type (Outdoors))



Hornbeam (Carpinus)

Hornbeam (Carpinus) - (Tree Type (Outdoors))

  
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Hornbeam (Carpinus) Bonsai Tree Type (Outdoors) HORNBEAM (CARPINUS) -

Comes in "Japanese" *(carpinus laxiflora) and Korean (carpinus turcZAninowii) variants, which are distinguishable by their BARK, which is darker grey in the Korean variant. Both have smallish, oval LEAVES.

STYLE : Suitable for most styles, except formal upright.

WARNING : Never let the soil dry out.




Care Info

HORNBEAM (CARPINUS) -

REPOT : Every 2-5 years depending on age, in mid to late spring.

SOIL : Akadama ideal - or 40:60 GRIT:organic mix. PRUNE : Thin or branch prune in late winter/early spring.

PINCH : Trim new SHOOTS to one or two LEAVES during summer.

WATER : Keep wet in summer, moist in winter.

FEED : BALANCED FEED spring to mid-summer followed by low nitrogen feed until leaf fall.

WARNING : Never let the soil dry out.



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