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Chinese Elm Bonsai Trees

The UK's Finest Selection Of Chinese Elm Bonsai Trees

The Chinese Elm is one of the most common species sold as indoor bonsai, although they thrive as Outdoor bonsai.

However, 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. As 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.

They prefer a cool room like most indoor bonsai and the soil should not be allowed to dry out. Spraying the soil with a handspray is NOT enough. One of the reasons that the tree might shed its leaves could be due to insufficient light or lack of water. Water your bonsai when needed, it may require more water during the growing season ans less during the dormant period in Autumn. Frequency of watering will depend on the warmth and humidity of the room. Make no assumptions, check your bonsai daily. 

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.
Some of our customers have grown this species very successfully for over twenty years!

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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Our Products
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Chinese Elm’
Large Ulmus parvifolia ‘Chinese Elm’ (deciduous) Bonsai Tree, approximately 56-58cm tall and complete in an ceramic pot.
Chinese Elm Landscape | COLLECTION ONLY
Gorgeous Chinese Elm Landscape with rocks decorative moss. A real delight. Easy to care for. Due to the nature of this item it is COLLECTION ONLY.
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Chinese Elm’  Forest Group | Ł159
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Chinese Elm’ (deciduous) Bonsai Forest, between 30 & 35cm tall. Complete in a ceramic bonsai pot. We recommend that this forest is kept outside.
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Chinese Elm’
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Chinese Elm’ deciduous bonsai. between 45&50cm tall and displayed in a ceramic pot.
chinese elm bonsai tree
Lovely shaped Chinese Elm Bonsai tree planted in a drum pot. Approximately 41cm tall. Easy to look after so a good one for a beginner.
2 Medium bonsai trees | special offer
2 Medium Bonsai Trees. Displayed in a ceramic bonsai pot and are ideal for beginners or as a gift.
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Chinese Elm’
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Chinese Elm’ deciduous bonsai. between 49&53cm tall and displayed in a ceramic pot.
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Chinese Elm'
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Chinese Elm’ (deciduous) Bonsai, between 40-43cm tall. Complete in a ceramic bonsai pot. Lovely tree for a beginner.
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Chinese Elm’ | Drum Pot
Delightful Ulmus parvifolia ‘Chinese Elm’ (deciduous) Bonsai, displayed in an unglazed drum pot and stands approximately 60cm tall. We recommend this tree is kept outside as it benefits for lots of light.
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Chinese Elm’  | Broom Style
Lovely Broom Style Chinese Elm (deciduous) Bonsai Tree, between approximately 34 & 37cm tall, in a ceramic bonsai pot.
Large Chinese Elm Landscape
Large Ulmus parvifolia or ‘Chinese Elm’ (deciduous) Bonsai Tree Landscape. Displayed in a delightful ceramic bonsai pot.
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Chinese Elm’  | Root over Rock
Beautiful Chinese Elm (deciduous) Bonsai Tree, root over rock between 33-34cm tall, in a ceramic pot. We have kept this tree outside however the Chinese Elm can be grown inside or outside.