Korean Hornbeam needs help....

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Hi All,

I have this beautiful hornbeam which is over a year old Korean Hornbeam tree. After I moved to a new place, I had placed the hornbeam near the window south facing and I believe the tree has been scorched in heat with lots of sunlight. The leaves were all burnt so I had to plucked the leaves out. I've the tree now in the shade getting mostly indirect sunlight and maybe a little bit of morning light. I haven't seen the tree growing new buds for months, and now I am starting to get worried. I think it has been 3 months since the hornbeam has taken it's new look.....If anyone can recommend me as I am new to the hornbeam, I would need all the help I can.....I have attached few photos of before and after for reference.
 

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Moridin

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You say near a window do you have this inside? Hornbeam cannot be grown indoors they should be outside in full sun so I'm thinking this is probably dead.

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This is a hornbeam…. Meant to be outside 24:7,365…. Learn from this and put it outside check if it is green or any buds on it.. might be dead.
 

jinpappy

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You say near a window do you have this inside? Hornbeam cannot be grown indoors they should be outside in full sun so I'm thinking this is probably dead.

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You say near a window do you have this inside? Hornbeam cannot be grown indoors they should be outside in full sun so I'm thinking this is probably dead.

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what is the difference being inside and outside? I had kept the tree thinking that it was going to get way too much sun, and I am located in Brooklyn, NY
 

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I think the biggest difference is inside is inside a building or structure and outside is outside a building or structure.

My condolences to your hornbeam
 

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Told you trees are smarter than us.

Their rebellion against lockdowns is truly honorable.

Welcome to Crazy!

Windows block a lot of UV rays.

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Yes, the light indoors through a window is several times weaker than the direct sun outdoors. In addition, the lack of air circulation, lower humidity, and relatively static temperature indoors are less friendly to trees. Did you say you kept it inside for a full year? If it missed last year's winter dormancy than it also died because it didn't get to sleep.
 

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Besides the fact that windows block light and is not the same as sunlight out doors which will impact the tree's ability to photosynthesize, the air inside a house can be very dry, particularly if the AC or heat is running.

Also a temperate zone tree like the Hornbeam will not be able to experience getting ready for winter and dormancy which alone will kill it eventually.

Trees grow outside in full sun all day, every day it's where they are meant to be
 

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UV does not pass through glass, it does through plastic. IR passes through both. Plants that will not survive indoors probably (I speculate) have a higher need for the UV end of the spectrum than others. Any plant that is hardy outdoors needs to stay outdoors to rejuvenate itself over winter.
 

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The tree had some good bones but you had no reason to buy it until you realize that nature never created indoor plants.
It did create some that would tolerate an indoor environment but this is not one of them.
 
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