Korean Hornbeam

I have been working on this korean hornbeam since 2006. A major mistake I have been making over the last four or five years has been overfertilizing in the spring. This has limited the development of fine ramification and as a result the growth is still somewhat coarse.

This spring it was thinned and wired. Owen Reich visited my garden last week and he made some adjustments to the positioning of the finer branches, adding more movement and natural lines to the branching.

Late April before cutting and wiring.

Late April before cutting and wiring.

After cutting and wiring, before Owen Reich.

After cutting and wiring, before Owen Reich.

After Owen Reich's adjustments. The details are a bit difficult to see as the tree is leafing out.

After Owen Reich’s adjustments. The details are a bit difficult to see as the tree is leafing out.

An early picture, as purchased.

An early picture, as purchased.

2 Responses

  1. Nigel Saunders

    Nice to see the tree coming along well. That pot is just perfect for the tree!

    May 18, 2014 at 12:38 pm

  2. James_Maryland USA

    Its always great to see this tree. You have definitely taken it alot further than when I had it back in 2006. Great to see you @ Nationals.

    James

    October 8, 2014 at 1:31 pm

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