Saturday, January 7, 2012

Oriental hornbeam with snow

This is one of my better oriental hornbeams, Carpinus orientalis. It will go into a much smaller final pot in April.




7 comments:

gracienc said...

Que Frio .......
Saludos

Jerry Norbury said...

How long do you expect the branches to eventually become on this tree Walter?

Walter Pall said...

Jerry,

the braches will become much longer, about four times longer than now or even more. ButI will stretch the growth over many years.I think this tree has great potential. More images will be shown as soon as the snow is gone again.

Cindy said...

I love this and learning about the bonsai. I have tried, again and again but can't grow them. I think it's more than directions and a green thumb, but it takes a special kind of person to do so.

Jerry Norbury said...

@Cindy - you can best join a bonsai forum where you'll get specific help for the beginner. In the US http://www.bonsaistudygroup.com and in English speaking Europe http://www.weetrees.co.uk
Walter's trees are of the very highest quality and are not something you can grow in a short period but are often collected from the wilds...

Shaukat Islam said...

The trees clad in snow are awesome! Thanks for sharing...

Q: For how long the trees remain covered in snow, and when the new shoots would sprout?

Walter Pall said...

Schukat,
the snow is on the trees intermittently from December to March. There are weeks without snow, but it always will come back.