DIY Exposed Root Chinese Elm
Item code: DIYER
DIY Exposed Root Chinese Elm
£ 245.00
DIY Exposed Root Chinese Elm Kit contains 5 trees, a shallow pot, wire and soil. Please note that each tree will vary in size and shape.
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For a tutorial on how to put this forest together please visit our YouTube video here 

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: measurements given are approximate not exact. Due to their nature trees grow and whilst in our care may need pruning, this means the tree that you receive may differ in size to that given in the description. The appearance of the tree may vary depending on the season. 


 

Care of Indoor Bonsai
Indoor Bonsai are not difficult to look after.
These are the Basic care requirements

———— Location ————
Bright airy room with lots of light. Try to keep it in direct sunlight if possible. We suggest a window sill as the best position away from any heat sources (Central heating, Radiator)

———— 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 warm room. 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.

10-15 C - Ideal for most Indoor bonsai
15-20 C - 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 die.
Keep soil damp at all times but not soggy wet
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 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.
Spring is the best time for doing this.
Prune enough roots off to make space for new soil.

———— Feeding ————
Feed once a month during the growing season usually Spring- Summer.
Use liquid or pellet fertiliser.

* We do our best to get all orders out in a timely fashion and you will normally receive your goods within a few days. 

UK Delivery


Delivery Options
 
Weight  Price (Inc. VAT)
UK Orders placed before 12 midday are usually dispatched within a day or two 600g-1kg £8
UK Orders placed before 12 midday are usuallly sent within a day or two 1-30kg £8
UK Saturday Delivery
Orders placed before 12 midday
1-30kg £12
UK Pallet Delivery
2-5 Working days
30-80kg £100 Min POA

 


UK Offshore Delivery


Delivery Options
 
Weight  Price (Inc. VAT)
UK Offshore 
 2-3 Working days
0-6000g £8
UK Offshore Standard Next Day
1-2 Working Days
600g-30kg £13
Scottish Highlands Two Day
2-3 Working days
1-30kg £20

 

EU Delivery - Please check individual countries


- If you cannot be in when goods arrive, you can designate a safe place for the parcel to be left (you take full responsibility for this if you choose a safe place)

- All UK deliveries are sent out with either DPD or APC couriers. We cannot guaruntee next day delivery as this depends on weather and road conditions etc; - however 99% of deliveries are next day delivery once dispatched.

- 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 sometimes this may not be the case.

- Our parcels are packed in strong double-walled cardboard boxes and sent by reputable couriers. 

- We do not deliver Sundays or Bank Holidays.

 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. Please send a picture of the damaged item.

- 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.
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EU deliveries may take longer, so please give us a call to confirm delivery if you don't receive your items.

Product Disclaimer

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

- Measurements given are approximate. The sizes given for the trees are from the bottom of the pot to the top of the tree. Though the size of the tree may change depending on the season and if we have have pruned. 

- 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.