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A beautifully shaped bonsai tree with white bark of Carpinus turczaninowii Korean Turczaninow Hornbeam | Heartwood Seeds UK
Late spring green leaves of the bonsai grower favourite Carpinus turczaninowii the Korean Turczaninow Hornbeam
Carpinus turczaninowii Korean Turczaninow Hornbeam seeds
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Carpinus turczaninowii (Korean / Turczaninow Hornbeam) | 30 Seeds | £3.49

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Carpinus turczaninowii - (Korean / Turczaninow Hornbeam) 

The Korean hornbeam is a much smaller tree than its European cousin, getting around 20-25 feet tall in the ground, but makes a perfect bonsai specimen as it is easily ‘dwarfed’ to less than a couple of feet tall within a bonsai pot


Its leaves, at around 3cm in length, are red and purple in the spring, turning green, and then putting on a spectacular show in the autumn with colours of yellow, orange and red.  It doesn’t end there though, as it has one of the most beautiful bare forms over the winter months, so looks stunning all year round


It has been a favourite specimen for bonsai growers for a very long time


Please note: full germination instructions are printed on each pack


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Genus: Carpinus


Species: turczaninowii


English name: Korean hornbeam / Turczaninow hornbeam


Plant type: Deciduous broadleaf tree


Eventual height: 20 feet (6 m) but much smaller in a bonsai pot (typically up to 2-3 feet)


Season of Interest: Red to purple foliage during spring; green foliage summer to autumn; intense autumn colours; attractive leafless form during winter


Hardiness: Fully hardy -15°C (5°F). Very young plants should have their new growth protected from very hard frosts


Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade


Shelter from strong drying winds


Soil: Moist and well-drained soil. Make sure to keep the soil evenly moist during hotter months, especially if within a bonsai pot


Propagation methods: Seeds, half ripe cuttings




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G. Preston
Korean hornbeam seeds

They arrived swiftly and had clear propagation instructions