Saturday, May 30, 2009

huge hornbeam

This is a fat hornbeam, Carpinus betulus, indeed. It was collected by Wolfgang Kaeflein. The first image shows the tree in spring 2007, the second and third in April 2008.
Now it's coming nicely. In a couple of years it will be presentable. the pot is by Derek Aspinall.


johnson said...

have you given any thought as to how u will approach its cut? ...or is that another story to be discussed at another time.

Walter Pall said...

I have added the third image to show how I treated the cut in spring of 2008. It will take many years for the top to grow thick enough to have a credible taper there. But it will happen eventually.


Maros said...

Hi Walter, you are going to continue style crown in this more-less triangular shape?

Walter Pall said...

Certainly not. The crown will be round and abolutely not a pointed triangle. The reason why it is at the moment is connected with the previous comments. If one wants the top to grow thicker to have a morfe credible change of taper you have to let it grow freely. And it will thicken. Then you cut it back to a round shape.