Monday, December 16, 2013

oriental hornbeam #36

Oriental hornbeam, Carpinus orientalis, acquired in October 2013 (first image). Now the tree is on a good way, I think.



Anonymous said...

Hi Walter

Do the c. orientalis resist the frost? Or do they have the problems in winter like acer buergerianum?

greets Thomas

Walter Pall said...

Thomas, they are a little more hardy than trident maples. They need some frost protection, especially against late frosts.

Anonymous said...

what is the height of the tree. Looks fairly small.


Walter Pall said...


this is indeed a small tree, only 35 to 40 cm high. Due to the very small leaf size oriental hornbeams are some of the best species for this size bonsai.