Ulmus parvifolia ‘Chinese Elm’ Forest
item code: ELF39
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Chinese Elm’  Forest
£ 39.00
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Chinese Elm’ (deciduous) Bonsai tree forest. Approximately 28 - 29cm tall and complete in a blue ceramic bonsai pot.
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Ulmus parvifolia ‘Chinese Elm’ are pretty easy to grow and to care for.

The Chinese elm can be grown in either full sun or partial shade if outdoors, but if possible, will need full sunlight if kept indoors. Chinese Elms are one of our most popular varieties of Bonsai as they can be grown either Indoors or Outdoors. An indoor Chinese Elm Bonsai benefits from being placed outside for a spell during the summer. However in the winter it is best to bring them into a cold frost-free room. At Herons most of our Chinese Elms are kept in an unheated greenhouse (we do offer an outdoor Chinese Elm, which stays outside all year round) 

The Chinese Elm is a deciduous tree. Kept outdoors throughout the year it will drop its leaves in winter. If it is to be kept indoors for winter, keep in a cool room away from central heating and it should hold some leaves through the winter. 

They must be watered generously as soon as the soil gets dry. However, drought should be avoided as well as constant wetness.

Left to grow the Chinese Elm will thicken rapidly. It responds well to frequent trimming which produces a dense ramification and it also buds well from old wood after pruning. Pruning of large branches can be done in late autumn.

Younger Chinese Elms should be repotted about every two years, however older and larger specimens can have longer intervals between repotting. Spring is the best time for repotting and the soil should be well-drained. 

Please Note: The picture is for guidance only. It is not generally possible to send the tree in the picture. We may need to send you one that's similar in terms of size, shape, pot and age. The appearance of the tree may vary depending on the season. 
Care of Indoor Bonsai
Indoor Bonsai are not difficult to look after. Here are some basic care suggestions. For more detailed instruction for various species please purchase The Bonsai Bible, by Peter Chan.

Location
The two main thing your bonsai will need is light and water. So a bright airy room with lots of light is a good start. Direct sunlight is best in most cases, if possible. We suggest a window sill as the best position away from any heat sources (central heating, radiator etc)

Temperature
Keep in a cool room -10-15C best for most indoor varieties (Elm, Ilex, Podocarpus, Citrus, Pepper, Olive, Pomegranate, Loropetalum, Buxus, Sageretia ). These varieties do not like a room that's too warm. If the room is too warm, they dry out quickly and their leaves get weak and straggly.  The Elm can in fact be grown outdoors all year round as it is an indoor or outdoor bonsai.

10-15C - Ideal for most Indoor bonsai
15-20C - Ideal for Ficus, Jade, Serissa and Carmona

Watering
Watering is the key to keeping the bonsai alive. If you forget to water for a few days, the tree could suffer.
Keep soil damp at all times but not soggy. Spray the leaves occasionally to create humidity.

Pruning Shoots
Prune new growth regularly to maintain the shape of the bonsai.
If you don't prune often the tree will lose its shape and can become straggly.
Prune when new shoots grow which is normally in Spring and Summer.

Pruning Roots or Re-potting 
Re-pot or root prune only when the tree gets pot bound. Usually every two or three years (this varies so check species).
Spring is the best time for doing this.Prune enough roots off to make space for new soil.

Feeding
Feed once or twice a month during the growing season usually Spring- Summer (check species)
Use liquid or pellet fertiliser (always read the instructions on the packet)

Visit our FAQ page for more advice.
Bonsai Workshops and Classes run by Herons Bonsai
We have been running our bonsai classes and workshops at Herons for over thirty years and they have been the source of inspiration for many bonsai enthusiasts. The sessions are run by one of the Herons team and are held two or three times a month.
 
What is a Workshop?
All our workshops are hands on sessions for all abilities, ranging from beginner to advanced levels. You can learn any aspect of bonsai in this class. You have a choice of;-

A TWO - HOUR intensive or a WHOLE DAY four hour workshop

The workshops usually start at 11am to 1pm for the Two Hour Intensive and from 11am -4pm (with an hour's break for lunch) for the Whole Day workshop.

Prices - £49 for the Two-Hour Intensive and £69 for the Whole Day workshop.

Prices for the workshops are for instruction only. You can bring your own material to work on or use material from our nursery. If you like what you make on the workshop you simply pay for the material at the end of the class. If you simply wish to use our material to practice on, you are welcome to do that too.

We offer a choice of courses to cater for all abilities. Excellent value considering what you can learn in just a short while.

New dates are posted on our web site each month. You can book a course online or over the phone.

Our workshops teach you all you need to know about a particular subject from how to care for various species to how create them from ordinary trees and shrubs. Our most recent introduction is the semi-trained material workshop. At these workshops you pay an all in price to include the plant material, a pot, all the wires you need and complete tuition.

Please go to our General Bonsai Workshop page to book your place.

* Orders placed before 12Noon will be sent out same day and delivered via DPD Next Day Delivery. (99% of orders to UK are delivered next day, if your order has not arrived within 3 days of purchase, then please give us a call)

** Orders placed after 12Noon cannot be sent out same day, and will be sent out next working day.

UK Delivery


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UK Standard Postal
1-2 Working days
0-500g £2
UK Next Working Day
Orders placed before 12 midday
600g-1kg £6
UK Next Working Day
Orders placed before 12 midday
1-30kg £7
UK Next Day before 12:00
Orders placed before 12 midday
1-30kg £9
UK Next Day before 10:30
Orders placed before 12 midday
1-30kg £14
UK Saturday Delivery
Orders placed before 12 midday
1-30kg £12
UK Pallet Delivery
2-5 Working days
30-80kg £29

 


UK Offshore Delivery


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Weight  Price (Inc. VAT)
UK Offshore Standard Postal
 2-3 Working days
0-500g £4
UK Offshore Standard Next Day
1-2 Working Days
600g-30kg £12
Scottish Highlands Two Day
2-3 Working days
1-30kg £12

 

EU Delivery


Delivery Options
 
Weight  Price (Inc. VAT)
EU Standard Delivery
 2-5 Working days
0-500g £6
EU Standard Delivery
2-5 Working Days
600g-10kg £25
EU Standard Delivery
2-5 Working days
10-30kg £49
EU Standard Delivery
2-5 Working Days
30-100kg £100


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- All UK deliveries are sent out 'DPD Next Day'. We cannot guaruntee next day delivery as this depends on weather and road conditions etc; - however 99% of deliveries are next day before 4pm.

- We do not dispatch any orders on Weekends, or bank holidays, this may increase the delivery time for up to 4 days.

- The delievry date you select cannot be guarunteed, we will do our best to deliver the order on that date, however sometomes this cannot be the case.

- The date selector is a guideline, there may be a reason we cannot deliver on that day, We then have the right to deliver the item at the closest date.

- Our parcels are packed in strong double-walled cardboard boxes and sent by reputable couriers. Orders placed by noon Mondays to Thursdays should reach you the following day.

- We do not deliver Sundays.

 Refunds & Returns Policy

- If you order online you are entitled to cancel your order within 7 working days of receipt of the goods, the goods must then be returned to us within 14 days and in the original condition.

- The cost of returning the goods will be borne by the customer and not by Herons. 

- If goods are received in a damaged condition you must state that on the delivery note and inform the nursery immediately. 

- Goods damaged in transit i.e. a smashed pot will either refunded or replaced.

- Please ensure that you have ordered the right items before accepting the terms and conditions of the transaction.


*99% of orders to UK are delivered next day, if your order has not arrived within 3 days of purchase, then please give us a call.

EU deliveries may take longer, so please give us a call to confirm delivery.

Product Disclaimer

- Every care has been taken to ensure that all descriptions, measurements, colours and prices are correct.

- Measurements given are approximate.

- While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of each individual tree, styles and shapes may vary.

- We try very hard to ensure that all items featured on this site are in stock or are available to order. However, discontinued or out of stock items may not be removed immediately.

- The picture is for guidance only. It is not generally possible to send the tree in the picture. We may need to send you one that's similar in terms of size, shape, pot and age. The appearance of the tree may vary depending on the season.

 



 

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