Relatively easy difficulty – 2/5
Daily throughout the growing season, keep moist in winter
Part sun, part shade
Green foliage, turning orange-red in autumn
Suitable for all bonsai styles, except formal upright
Korean Hornbeams are native to Korea can grow to 50 feet in its natural habitat. The tree produces a very hard wood that in ancient times was used in building ships, and is nicknamed “ironwood”.
This tree is prized for its small leaves as well as its fascinating pleated foliage and stunning autumn colour show. The leaves turn yellows, oranges, or reds, and sometimes will even turn two different colours on either side of the vein on the same leaf. Very few species can equal its rich autumn colours. The bark is dark greyish with mahogany hints, smooth but fluted with a muscular look.
- Packet includes 30 seeds and an electronic Korean Hornbeam Bonsai Growing Guide