The European hornbeam plant can be grown in the garden throughout the whole year. It doesn't fear cold weather and it bears very harsh minimum temperatures. We should remember to move the vases in a quite sheltered place, during the hottest weeks of the summer, to avoid the water supplies from becoming excessive.Locate this plant in a partially shady place, where it can receive the sunrays during the coolest hours of the day.
Generalities European hornbeam
The European hornbeam develops like a conifer. European hornbeam isn't an evergreen; during the summer it assumes a green colouring; the adult species are large in size and reach 1 m in height. They tend to develop like erect small trees.
Fertilization European hornbeam
In the spring period we suggest fertilizing bonsai periodically, every 20-25 days, using a fertilizer rich in nitrogen and potassium, to favour the development of new vegetation and of floral buds. On the market there are specific fertilizers for bonsai plants, which in general arenít very concentrated, to avoid excess fertilization, which could damage the plants cultivated in small containers.
Watering European hornbeam
We suggest watering these plants only from time to time, but we must remember to wet the soil deeply using 2-3 glasses of water every 10-11 days . Bonsai are usually grown in very small containers, this is why itís best to check for water supplies often, to avoid very damaging periods of drought.
Treatments European hornbeam
The spring weather, with a high temperature swing between the day and night hours, and pretty frequent rains, can favour the development of fungus diseases, which should be treated pre-emptively with a systemic fungicide, to use before the gems grow excessively; at the end of the winter we also suggest a wide range insecticide to prevent the attack of aphids and cochineals. We should always remember to do these treatments when there aren't flowerings in the garden.
Soil European hornbeam
They favour dissolved soils with an excellent drainage.
Notes - European hornbeam
Seeing the quite contained development itís possible to grow these plants in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.