Sunday, February 7, 2010

Hornbeam for sale or trade

European hornbeam, Carpinus betulus, 60 cm high, around 40 years old, collected in Germany, pot by Petra Tomlinson.
For sale or trade. 1,950 euro.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...
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Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Pall

You offer this tree for 1950€ and noboby leaves a comment?
One more time you can see that germany is a ... place to do bonsai.

Anonymous said...

I can understand the lack of comments. Compared to Mr. Pall's other trees, this one is far from his best. Regardless of cost, he certainly has much better than this.

Francesco said...

Bonsai price is still a mistery to me, but you have just sold a Korean Hornbeam in three hours for 500.

I have read that post only after four hours, otherwise I would have driven my car immediately to Munchen for that price.

In my opinion that one was really under-estimated, for this one I was expecting more or less 1500, because of the straight tachiagari

Walter Pall said...

Prices for bonsai are not equivalent to quality of the tree! Fact is that thousands of Korean hornbeams are for offer in Europe for relatively low prices. Well, I think the one that I sold was one of the better ones, but still, they are easily available in Europe.
European hornbeams of almost finished quality, ready for an exhibit are non-existent in the trade. You cannot buy them, you have to make them. And it takes decades.
The Korean hornbeam and the European hornbeam are probably of equal quality. But still the European hornbeam demands four times more money because of it's rarity.

WP