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Carpe Korea – summer cutout and pruning of leaves

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summer care for the Korean carpe is typically smaller cut, defoliant and / or pruning of leaves. As I completely defoliated tree last summer – something not necessarily recommend: see defoliating one Korean carpe for details – and repotted the tree in winter, I’m taking it a little easier this year. Reduced long shoots of between 3 and 5 leaves and larger leaves halves.

Korean hornbeam

carpe Korea – May 2013

Korean hornbeam

Side view

Korean hornbeam

after reducing long shoots

Because the tree was still full after the cut, I tried to reduce the size of the larger leaves for more light inside the tree.

Fold leaf

carpe sheet folded along the midrib

Cut

After making the cut

Reduced leaf

the cutting blade

As you can see below, the blade pruning makes a noticeable, but not dramatic effect.

Branch before leaf pruning

branch before pruning leaves

Branch after leaf pruning

After pruning leaves

Korean hornbeam

full leaf pruning

the tree is still a bit on the full side, but that will do for this year. If strong enough tree next year, I will defoliate the outer branches as this is the best way to strengthen the interior of the tree.

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Carpe Korea – summer cutout and pruning of leaves

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