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10 x 7" Pot
The Korean Hornbeam, or Carpinus coreana, is a deciduous tree native to North America and Asia.
Beautiful pleated foliage makes the Korean Hornbeam especially useful in group plantings as well as for specimen bonsai.
The growth rate of the hornbeam species varies greatly which is of particular importance if you are growing them with the intention of having a larger trunked bonsai. Carpinus coreana is very popular because of its small leaves and intensely ramified growth pattern but keep in mind that this is a slower growing hornbeam and in general, it will take twice as long as the other species to achieve similar trunk caliper.
However, being slow growing and hearty, this bonsai is a perfect specimen for beginning bonsai enthusiast because it allows time to get used to training this beautiful tree. Not only for beginners, this bonsai will be prized for all levels of bonsai mastery and is a perfect addition for any outdoor garden.