I’m 'Septima' the Hornbeam, native to the Carolinas and Eastern Region of the US. The extremely hard wood of this tree will, as the common name suggests, take a horn-like polish and was once used by early Americans to make bowls, tool handles and ox yokes. Watch for fall color in reds and yellows.
I like morning sun or bright indirect light most of the day. Water me well about twice a week by submerging my pot, especially if it hasn't rained. Remember I am an outdoor bonsai! Don't keep me indoors longer than it takes to enjoy my company with guests and take a photo. I should always spend the night outside in the fresh air.
In winter I like to rest up outside in a protected spot from November until spring, when my baby leaves start to appear again. During the winter months, keep me in temperatures between 25 - 50 degrees F in a protected location from the strong winter winds.
Pot Sizes* Large: 6"W x 4"H
Total Size: 19"W x 14"H
*as no two handmade pots are the same, pot dimensions are best approximations