Chinese Elm Bonsai Tree

Chinese Elm Bonsai Tree – Bonsai Specimen in a handmade 10″ Ceramic Pot – $65.00

Chinese Elm Bonsai Tree Includes drainage mesh and slow release bonsai fertilizer.  Ten year old specimen trained in the informal upright style.  Inside a 10″ ceramic handmade pot, the Chinese Elm Bonsai Tree is 12″ tall.

Chinese Elm Bonsai are one of the most common especially in the entry level.  However they are also used by experts to create amazing works of art.  In nature these trees can grow to be 65′ tall.  Ideal choice for the beginner as it is slow growing and very tolerant to mistakes.  Allows for plenty of time to learn the needs of your tree and understand the art of bonsai.

The bark of the Chinese Elm has a gray to almost reddish color as the tree gets older the bark peals as it matures.  Excellent branch shape for bonsai, the tooth shaped foliage is very small and have a beautiful green color and the leaves are naturally very small.

Chinese Elm Bonsai do not like drafts or drastic changes in the temperature.  Do well as an indoor or outdoor bonsai, if keeping outside bring it in if the temperature drops below 60 degrees.

The lighter the more foliage the bonsai tree will produce.  Direct morning sunlight is ideal, due to the low intensity.  If kept inside, try to find a spot that gets indirect sunlight and as much light as possible during the day.  Avoid direct afternoon sun in summer as it will burn the leaves.  Always keep the soil moist when the tree is left in direct sunlight.

These like many bonsai need an absorbent but freely draining soil substrate.  Mostly lava Rock, perlite, small amount of pine bark and a little dirt.  This allows for the water to release slowly over time.  A slow release bonsai fertilizer is good as long as it is balanced, I have great bonsai fertilizer available on sale on the site. When developing a watering schedule get in a rhythm of letting the soil dry out between watering but never letting the tree stay in completely dry soil.  Timing depends on the light and humidity.  This could be every day outside or every three days on a windowsill