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General Category => Deciduous Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Jerry Norbury on July 08, 2010, 06:54 PM

Title: Korean Hornbeam
Post by: Jerry Norbury on July 08, 2010, 06:54 PM
Bought a nice little Korean Hornbeam with the intention of growing it further as s shohin. It's about 12inches.
Title: Re: Korean Hornbeam
Post by: Jerry Norbury on July 08, 2010, 06:57 PM
Chopped it and ended up with this
Title: Re: Korean Hornbeam
Post by: Jerry Norbury on July 08, 2010, 07:00 PM
Now we have a bit of growth.

1) Which is the front?
2) Do I rub off a good deal of the tiny branches?

Big photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/norbury/sets/72157624319529095/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/norbury/sets/72157624319529095/)
Title: Re: Korean Hornbeam
Post by: Zach Smith on July 09, 2010, 10:45 AM
Nice tree, Jerry.  You definitely need to remove some of those branches.  Otherwise, you'll end up with a bushy mess on such a small bonsai.

Good luck on this project!  Keep us posted.

Zach
Title: Re: Korean Hornbeam
Post by: John Hill on July 10, 2010, 09:29 AM
Nice little hornbeam Jerry, it is going to make a nice shohin. I like the first pic as a front right now.

A Friend in bonsai
John
Title: Re: Korean Hornbeam
Post by: Jerry Norbury on July 10, 2010, 02:29 PM
Thanks, yes I agree, #1 or #2.

I'm favouring #2 at the moment - however, I never make such decisions so early...
Title: Re: Korean Hornbeam
Post by: MatsuBonsai on July 12, 2010, 09:23 AM
Either 1 or 2, though it looks like you might have fewer scars in front with #1.  Definitely need to grow out a few lower branches for taper, etc., yeah?
Title: Re: Korean Hornbeam
Post by: bwaynef on July 12, 2010, 10:04 AM
Either 1 or 2, though it looks like you might have fewer scars in front with #1.

If not fewer, then at least smaller scars (after you trim all these little stubs back).
Title: Re: Korean Hornbeam
Post by: Jerry Norbury on July 13, 2010, 05:21 PM
6 day update on this one. No rest for the wicked.
(http://bonsaistudygroup.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=743.0;attach=6642;image)

Trimmed...
(http://bonsaistudygroup.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=743.0;attach=6644;image)


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Title: Re: Korean Hornbeam
Post by: Bonsai Study Group Admin on July 13, 2010, 06:28 PM
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Title: Re: Korean Hornbeam
Post by: MatsuBonsai on August 03, 2010, 04:57 PM
If that's how it looked after 6 days, how does it look after a couple of weeks?
Title: Re: Korean Hornbeam
Post by: Jerry Norbury on August 04, 2010, 03:07 AM
I'd like to tell you but I'm on holiday until next week, so I can't...
Title: Re: Korean Hornbeam
Post by: Jerry Norbury on August 16, 2010, 03:07 PM
Here we go...now back from holidays. Gave it a little trim again.
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Title: Re: Korean Hornbeam
Post by: Bonsai Study Group Admin on August 16, 2010, 03:46 PM
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Title: Re: Korean Hornbeam
Post by: Jerry Norbury on August 16, 2010, 04:27 PM
Other side - sun came out while turning it...
Title: Re: Korean Hornbeam
Post by: bwaynef on August 16, 2010, 06:25 PM
Jerry, I can't wait to see what comes of this.  What are your plans going forward?  Just branch selection and ramification? 
Title: Re: Korean Hornbeam
Post by: Jerry Norbury on August 16, 2010, 06:47 PM
Essentially yes.

I started taking some of the dead branches away. When I chopped the branches off I left say 1/2 inch which I though would encourage it to back bud on the branch. No way - 90% of the new growth came straight out of the main trunk.

Been trying, somewhat unsuccessfully, to sort out the new growth. The growth is SO thick I'll have to wait till it goes dormant and drops its leaves.
Title: Re: Korean Hornbeam
Post by: Jerry Norbury on November 22, 2010, 12:02 PM
Here it is without leaves...