Saturday, February 26, 2011

Oriental hornbeam #13

Oriental hornbeam, Carpinus orientalis, collected in 2009, very promising.


















5 comments:

Don McCarthy said...

wonderful brute!

DaveKirkland said...

Walter, Here in the UK unfortunately we do not have this wonderful bonsai species. My area does grow some Fagus Sylvetica raw material, including some specimens very similar to your collected Carpinus O.
My question: Would your collected rootball size and development schedule for Fagus material be any different to that for Carpinus?

Walter Pall said...

Collecting is pretty much the same for Carpinus or Fagus. Only Fagus has a much worse survival rate. You will have to expect that arond 50 % die within he first year. When they have survived that they are quite stable. A lager rootball is NOT the answer to that.
WP

DaveKirkland said...

Thanks Walter, you save me getting back strain for no reason!

Gary said...

I have to say that tree does look marvelous with the snow on it.