Korean Hornbeam

Korean Hornbeam

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We are proud to offer true Korean Hornbeams (C. coreana) as opposed to the other "Korean Hornbeam" you are likely to see from other sources. This is the most prized variety of hornbeam for bonsai. They have a beautiful white-grey bark as they age and are suitable for bonsai of all sizes. A slow grower, the twigs naturally zig-zag and ramify beautifully. Grown from seed at Kaede Bonsai-en, these trees are well established in 2 1/4" containers.

Common Name(s): Korean Hornbeam

Latin Name: Carpinus coreana

Type: Deciduous broad-leaf

Native to: Korea

Climate: Zones 6-9, hardy to Zone 5 according to some sources. 

Care: This species responds very well to clip and grow. Drastic pruning leaves scars that could take decades to heal, so it is advisable to plan ahead and only cut branches up to pencil or Sharpie diameter, especially when the tree is older. 

Size: 8-12"

Notes: This is a deciduous tree and therefore will not have foliage during the winter.