European Hornbeam 1

Johnnyd

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I picked up this European Hornbeam last year at Nature's way in Pa. View attachment 236901
I let it grow wild for a season.
In February I was fortunate to have Sergio Caun help me with the initial styling during a workshop.
I'm still unsure how to develop the apex. I want to thicken the first branch and develop ramification on the upper branches. I may be getting ahead of myself. Maybe I need to focus on branch taper next.

I like Harry Harrington's defoliation method . He cuts all the leaves off except the terminal leaf. (Mid June) Then cuts that off the terminal leaf when the new buds appear. Does anyone else use this method for hornbeam?20180707_171851.jpg20180825_095445.jpg20190411_161343.jpg
 

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I like Harry Harrington's defoliation method . He cuts all the leaves off except the terminal leaf. (Mid June) Then cuts that off the terminal leaf when the new buds appear. Does anyone else use this method for hornbeam?
does that work for Fagus Sylvatica too?
 

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