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.
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.