Upright Hornbeam Wired

 

My upright European Hornbeam, again wired and styled by a friend.   Last year it was air layered at the top and a thread graft performed lower down to provide a new branch .Both techniques worked and this year it has been left alone.The picture on the left was taken in March.  The trunk was chopped further recently and hopefully this will promote adventitious buds in the spring.

Immediate future plans:

  1. Leave the thread graft to thicken before removing in the autumn.
  2. Fertilise well to increase new branch girth.
  3. Defoliate selected branches in the summer.
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