Hornbeam12-12-15-1We’ve done pretty well this year with our fall color, including this nice little American hornbeam, Carpinus Caroliniana.  The yellow and salmon-colored leaves make a nice contrast with the greenish-gray, smooth bark.

As with other of my deciduous trees, this one was ready for a final trimming and shaping for the winter dormancy period.

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Here’s the final result.  I’m very pleased with this hornbeam bonsai after just one year of training.  Next year the crown will finish filling out and the ramification will really kick in.

If you’d like to give yourself a hornbeam bonsai for Christmas, this one can ship to arrive in time.  It’s available now on our Hornbeam Bonsai sale page.