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Hornbeam (Carpinus)

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

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

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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