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Krohn Conservatory Bonsai #48 - European Hornbeam

Scientific Name:

  • Carpinus betulus


  • European Hornbeam

This European Hornbeam tree was acquired by the Krohn Conservatory in 2017.  This tree is from Nature’s Way Bonsai Nursery, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  It was donated by Bonsai Society member D. Brown in 2017. 

It is a 3-tree planting from a single root mass and an informal upright style.  The pot is round, mica, brown in color and is 5 inches deep.

The European or common hornbeam, is a species of tree in the birch family, Betulaceae, native to Western Asia and central, eastern, and southern Europe, including southern England. It grows in mixed stands with oak, and in some areas beech, and is also a common tree in scree forests. Hornbeam was also known as yoke elm.

It is a deciduous small to medium size tree. The leaves are alternate, with prominent veins giving a distinctive corrugated texture, and a serrated margin.

Germination Year
1995 (Age: 28 years)
In Training Since
1997 (26 years)
Acquired in
Insect Control

It is mostly insect resistant, with no known pests.