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Elm (Ulmus, Zelkova)

Elm bonsai are robust, easy-care bonsai for beginners. They forgive many mistakes in bonsai care. This bonsai tree species is very suitable for styling. The frequently offered bonsai of the Chinese elm can be kept both as an indoor bonsai and as a cold house bonsai. The other elm species and the Zelkova bonsai (Zelkova serrata) are hardy outdoor bonsai. Beginners in the hobby of bonsai will have fun with elm bonsai.

Buy elm bonsai

Here you can buy your elm bonsai. Orders placed before 2 p.m. on weekdays will be shipped the same day. You get exactly the bonsai tree that you ordered in the shop. Safely packaged. te. Have fun choosing.

Care in a nutshell

Wiring: Applying the bonsai wire is easily possible because the bendable branches do not break so easily

Fertilisation: From March to September, fertilize generously with commercially available bonsai fertilizers such as Biogold, Hanagokoro or liquid bonsai fertilizer

Irrigation: Water a lot in summer. Keep moderately moist in winter.

Pruning: Cut back vigorously 2-3 times from May to early August with a sharp bonsai scissor (the wood is very soft). Stronger branches are removed with concave pliers for bonsai. Seal large incisions with wound sealant

Overwintering: As an indoor bonsai (Chinese elm) hibernate in a very light and as cool place as possible. However, it also tolerates temperatures below 0°C very well. The other elm species can be well overwintered in an unheated greenhouse

Repotting: Repot an elm bonsai approx. every 3-4 years at beginning of march in a well-drained bonsai soil (for example Akadama) with strong root-cut


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