Carpinus Betulus

Name: Carpinus Betulus
Family: Betulaceae
Country of origin: Western Europe
Pot diameter: 12 cm
Blooming season: between March and May  

History and curiosities: Symbol of vitality and light, carpinus betulus has a very ancient origin. The tree is connected to the Lombard king Astolfo and the legend which narrates the birth of Capri.

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According to tradition, the king Astolfo was in a hunting session with his hawk, when suddenly he lost sight of it. He then made a vow: if he had found the bird again, he would have built a city and a church dedicated to Our Lady. The king saw his hawk perched on a hornbeam and, in honour of this plant, he founded the city of Capri. The bonsai version of carpinus betulus keeps untouched the fascination of this tree, which with the silvery-purple colour of its bark will create a refined corner of nature in your house. Carpinus Betulus prefers sunny environments, but not the full sun. This bonsai requires to be fertilized every two weeks, and after the appearance of the first sprouts, fertilization should be increased on a weekly basis during the course of a month. The apical buds should undergo stapling: this will help shorter internodes and give to this plant the appearance and shape desired. Pruning should be made in winter, to allow a vigorous recovery in the subsequent year. Repotting can be performed between November and March, in other words the period included between leaf fall and bud break.

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Diametro15 cm
Periodo fiorituramar - mag
H202/4 every other day
Luce2/4 bright indoor
CuriositàSymbol of vitality and light, the carpinus betulus has an ancient origin. The tree is tied to King Longobard Astolfo and the legend that tells of the birth of Carpi.
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Ho preso questa volta un bonsai di Carpino, pianta ben sviluppata con portamento compatto, ben curata. Inoltre avevo partecipato ad un contest su instagram e ho ricevuto a casa insieme al bonsai una piantina omaggio compresa di vaso che nel sito è in vendita a 17 euro!!!

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