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I bought this Korean Hornbeam from E-bay in the Summer of 2004 for a very reasonable price.
Here is the tree as offered at auction.
Though I'm quick to criticise some Ebay sellers; I think it is worth mentioning that this tree arrived from the seller (Andrew Lenden) well packaged and in good health. Since repotting I have also found the tree to have been planted in good quality soil and to have a healthy root system.
I spent a couple of months studying the tree to judge its health and it continued to grow healthily.
I disliked the current front of the tree and felt that it would benefit from being turned in its pot to show a better angle.
Though difficult to see the structure of the tree while still in leaf, this picture shows the angle I preferred.
After leaf fall in early December.