FoBBS Bonsai Display at the Chelsea Flower Show 2008

Carpinus laxiflora

Review Notes: Japanese hornbeam used in bonsai for its attractive bark and striking autumn colour. Often confused with Carpinus turczaninowii which has glossy leaves.

Plant Type:- Tree
Colour:- indistinct

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Photographer:- Mike Smith, Hampshire
Part of the FoBBS display at the RHS Chelsea Flower 2008.

The chronological age of a bonsai is not a significant issue, instead it is the implied age that a design suggests to the viewer. With careful planning, the image of a very old tree can be created in quite a short time and by using fairly young, inexpensive plant material



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