Hornbeam (Amhornbonsai10)

American Hornbeam – Carpinus Caroliniana

Another neat three-tree planting, this group bonsai will make a nice addition to your collection.  The trees all have good character and are well-matched.  

The planting is 16″ in height from the soil surface.

Fine Chuck Iker pot.

SOLD: $145 (delivered)

Hornbeam (Amhornbonsai9)

American Hornbeam – Carpinus Caroliniana

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than making an American hornbeam bonsai.  This is a neat little three-tree planting that’s got some very nice character going for it.  

The planting is 16″ in height from the soil surface.

Wonderful Chuck Iker pot.

SOLD: $175 (delivered)

Hornbeam (Amhornbonsai6)

American Hornbeam – Carpinus Caroliniana

Collected in Winter 2015, this neat little hornbeam came as a “ready-made bonsai.” 

It was struggling along in deep shade and had developed a complete tiny tree structure.  But it was sluggish coming out and suffered dieback of most of the upper part of the tree. 

Patience has paid off, though, and now it’s come back to make a nice little shohin specimen.  There’s nothing to do on this one but pinch the new growth and continue developing twigginess.

Trunk base is 0.75″ and it’s 9″ tall.

Beautiful Chuck Iker pot.

SOLD: $75 (delivered)

Hornbeam (Amhorn8pre)

American Hornbeam – Carpinus Caroliniana

Collected in Winter 2015, this nice large specimen has recovered beautifully. 

It has produced a nice selection of branches, allowing me to give it a good initial styling.  Great rootage, taper and trunk muscling – just what you want in a hornbeam. 

Trunk base is 4″, height to the chop is 22″, final height will be about 30″.  

This tree is perfect for anyone looking for a hornbeam that really makes a statement.  Even more impressive in person.  Ready for a bonsai pot next spring.

Beautiful Chuck Iker pot.

Estimated Age: 40 years

SOLD: $525 (delivered)

American Hornbeam (Amhornbonsai5-A)
American Hornbeam (Amhornbonsai5-B)

American Hornbeam – Carpinus Caroliniana

This tree was collected in Winter 2015 and given its first styling and potting on June 27, 2015.  Nice slanting specimen.  Trunk base is 1.5″, height to the tip of the new leader 12″.  

This tree has been growing all season, and aside from watching it to ensure the wires didn’t bite in I haven’t done a thing to it until now.  Next year the crown will fill in and ramification will really kick in.

Should make a nice addition to anyone’s deciduous bonsai collection.

Pot by Paul Katich.

Estimated Age: 15 years

SOLD: $145 (delivered)

Hornbeam (Amhorn5pre)

American Hornbeam – Carpinus Caroliniana

Unusual specimen collected in Winter 2015. 

Trunk is 2″ above the spreading root base, height 13″ to the chop.  

Should make a fine informal upright specimen.

Hornbeams root vigorously in pot culture.  This one will fill its container in 2015.  Major styling will need to be done this year to get the branches set.  Time to showable status, about three to four years.

Estimated Age: 25 years

SOLD: $110 (delivered)

Hornbeam (Amhorn6pre)

American Hornbeam – Carpinus Caroliniana

Wonderful little informal upright specimen, collected in Winter 2015. 

Trunk is 1.25″ in diameter at the soil surface, height is 8″ to the chop.  

Will be ready for initial styling in May, and can go into a bonsai pot in Spring 2016.

Estimated Age: 15 years

SOLD: $65 (delivered)

 

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