Ulmus parvifolia, Chinese Elm


High quality pot from China



The Chinese Elm, a popular bonsai favourite: hardy, small elegant leaves, shapely trunks with attractive, mottled bark.

Mine, an informal upright of about 10 years, has a new set of leaves and has been lightly pruned this week. The elm (a semi-evergreen) is semi-deciduous in Auckland.

Shaping and pruning is on the informal side with this tree, but will get a good shaping in the spring. Has good branch structure and is a vigorous grower in recent years, with stout little branches.

As shown in the last image, you can grow a Chinese elm from cuttings.

More on the Chinese Elm as a bonsai here.

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Interior branching