Beech & Hornbeam
Created by Bill Johnson in Zone 6 on 9/10/2008. Bill Johnson has been doing bonsai since 2000, and this regimen has 4 users currently using it. www.bonsaibench.com
Applicable Species: Japanese Beech (Fagus crenata ), Korean hornbeam (Carpinus turczaninowii ),

Development Stage: Growth/Ramification/Maintenance

Styling/Aftercare:

Notes:

Spring/Summer Care:

Fall/Winter Care:

Propagation Notes:

Maximum Top Pruning:

Graph_3 Up to 1/2
Maximum Root Pruning:

Graph_3 1/3
Soil pH:

Graph_2
Organic Soil Preference:

Graph_4 1/2 organic
Cold Protection:

Graph_3 Protect all from Freeze
Sun Protection:

Graph_3 Partial Shade OK
Water Preference:

Graph_4 Constantly Moist
Back Budding Ease:

Graph_4 Easy
  Jan Mar May Jul Sep Nov
Ph Cold Sun Water
Japanese Beech( Fagus crenata )
by Bill Johnson in Zone 6
Graph_2 Graph_3 Graph_3 Graph_4
feed 2 3 3 1 1
Fertilize with balanced liquid from beginning of growth thru July
feed 2 1
Fertilize with low nitrogen liquid from September thru after leaves fall
prune     prune                  
major pruning, from March, thru when buds swell
prune       prune prune prune            
pruning to shape, from April, thru June
prune back harder at the top of the tree and allow lower branches to grow
wiring         prune prune prune          
Wire from May thru July. Check after 3 months.
repot     prune prune                
Repot starting in March thru when buds swell. Repot every 2 to 3 years.
Growth/Ramification/Maintenance
 
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