Chinese elm bonsai

Chinese elms are robust, easy-care bonsai for beginners. They forgive many mistakes in bonsai care. This bonsai tree species is very suitable for styling.

The Chinese elm (Ulmus parvifolia, Zelkova parvifolia) can be kept both as an indoor bonsai and as a mediterranean bonsai. Beginners in the bonsai hobby will enjoy the Chinese elm (as well as the other hardy elm bonsai).

Buy Chinese elm bonsai

Here you can buy your bonsai. Pictures of our stock can be found at the bottom of the page. Orders placed on weekdays before 2 pm will be shipped the same day. You will receive exactly the bonsai tree you ordered in the shop. Securely packaged. Short tips on care and design can be found at the end of this page. Have fun choosing.

Care in a nutshell

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

Irrigation: Water a lot in summer, especially when growing outdoors. Keep moderately moist in winter. A ball shower for bonsai is good for watering

Overwintering: As an indoor bonsai, overwinter it very brightly and as cool as possible. However, the Chinese elm also tolerates temperatures down to the frost range and can be overwintered in an unheated greenhouse.

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

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

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


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