Planning New Nebari for this Hornbeam

Another ‘victim’ of the ground layering technique.  A European hornbeam that has taken a long time to thicken up and more girth is still needed for this one.  A curling, thick taproot is useless so hopefully in a couple of years time, I’ll see healthy, new surface roots in the bonsai mix the tree has been replanted in.

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European Hornbeam Autumn Colour

European hornbeam (Carpinus Betulus) grown from a young whip bought in a hedging bundle four years ago.  3 years in the flower bed, with a tourniquet on for last 18 months to growth a new nebari. Lifted earlier this year and left untouched in the training box to recover.  Great colour.  No plans for styling yet.

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