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Chinese Elm - Large (Indoor / Outdoor)

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Item Details
Skill Level Beginner
Type Deciduous
Climate Temperate
Fall Color Yellow/Green
Sun Exposure Light Shade, Partial Sun
Scientific Name Ulmus parvifolia
Location Indoor, Outdoor
Pot Type Bonsai Pot
Height 17" - 20"
Approximate Age 13 years

Chinese Elm - Large

Ulmus parvifolia

Sometimes confused with Japanese Elm, this beautiful tree can be distinguished from its relative (called Zelkova) by its winged fruits and double-toothed serrated leaves, as opposed to the Japanese Elm’s single-toothed leaves and wingless fruit. Ulmus parvifolia is a native of Korea, China, and Taiwan, and makes a great tree for a first-timer. Said to be “almost impossible to kill”, the species is favored among enthusiasts because of this hardiness, as well as for its visually attractive features.

The foliage is made up of small, shiny leaves that turn colors and fall off the tree if permitted to experience the normal change of seasons. Indoors the tree simply remains evergreen. The leaves take well to reduction and fine ramification is easy to develop. Chinese Elm is forgiving of minor watering errors and is extremely cold-hardy, tolerating temperatures to 20° F. With a potential lifespan of over 100 years, this bonsai may very well outlive you!

Pot: Ceramic Pot
Height: Approximately 17" – 20”
Age: 13 years


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1 Customer Reviews

Dr. Whiting - Reviewed on 2/7/2016
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Arrived in excellent condition. I have never seen anything packaged so well. Will be back. Thank you

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