Chinese Elm Bonsai Trees

The Chinese Elm is one of the most common species, the smallest Chinese Elm can be kept indoors but as they get larger they usually need more light than an indoor room can offer. 

If they are grown indoors, they like to be kept in a cool room and ideally on a window sill where they will get lots of light and the soil should not be allowed to dry out. Chinese Elms are naturally deciduous i.e they shed leaves in the Autumn/ Winter. Also, it is not uncommon for the leaves to turn yellow and shed when moved to a new location. Given the right conditions they should re-grow.

Sometimes they can get an infestation of White fly or Red spider mite. If you see these pests, use any insecticide to get rid of them. You can also try jetting them off with a hose pipe.

If you have problem growing Indoors - keep the tree outdoors and it will thrive.

The Elm can stand a wide temperature range from minus 10°C to the mid 30s as in their native habitat in China. So it is a very hardy species.

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Chinese Elm Trees