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First year seeing the Korean Hornbeam Calkins....flowering early spring....and surviving 25 degrees Fahrenheit last night. Just as the buds are beginning to break out....and a couple of Calkins coated in an icicle too. Yup...it was cold.7543F37C-804B-45DF-9127-9B5CA9089AC5.jpeg313138F1-3099-4D2B-9B03-6ECF762281D1.jpeg
 

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First year seeing the Korean Hornbeam Calkins....flowering early spring....and surviving 25 degrees Fahrenheit last night. Just as the buds are beginning to break out....and a couple of Calkins coated in an icicle too. Yup...it was cold.View attachment 301677View attachment 301678
What are Calkins? Never seen those on my Korean hornbeam. Here's mine starting to leaf out. In a @vancehanna pot. He needs to start making pots again :)
 

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What are Calkins? Never seen those on my Korean hornbeam. Here's mine starting to leaf out. In a @vancehanna pot. He needs to start making pots again :)
Here’s the online description:
The Korean Hornbeam is cherished for its small, light green serrated leaves which have exceptional orange and yellow autumn coloring. ... Mature hornbeam specimens will produce white hop-like flower blossoms in the spring and seed pods that are an attractive addition to the fall and winter display.

The hop like flower blossom is sometimes referred to as Catkins. That’s my understanding. Faulty fingers and my mind spelled Calkins. Yeah...weird I know...the T and the L aren’t even near each other on the keyboard. Basic human error on my part. I must have been thinking somewhere else.

My Korean Hornbeam trees are just now starting to roll open a few leaves. One tree is still in swollen buds only. It will be a couple weeks....and warmer temperatures...to open everything up. All the trees I have are just beginning like this now...except for the Field Maple, Acer Campestre, which is near half full leaf size right now.

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Hornbeam in training...the crown will be formed by all the new shoots emerging from the trunk
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the tree was repotted over winter. its in full sun and being watered and fed well.
Japanese beech finally leafed out.
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NICE bases on both these trees!

This Japanese quince clump came back from near death after repotting last summer. It dropped all it's leaves and I thought it was a goner. Don't repot quince in the summer!!!

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