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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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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.
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Chinese Elm'
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Chinese Elm’ (deciduous) Bonsai, approximately 32-33cm tall. Complete in an oval ceramic bonsai pot. Easy to care for so a lovely tree for a beginner.
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Chinese Elm’  |Ł29  Broom Style | Blue Pot
Chinese Elm (deciduous) Bonsai Tree, between approximately 26 & 29cm tall, in a ceramic bonsai pot.
small chinese elm bonsai tree | herons bonsai
Small Chinese Elm (deciduous) Bonsai Tree, between 16 & 22cm tall, in a ceramic bonsai pot.
chinese elm tree
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Chinese Elm’ (deciduous) Bonsai, between 27&33cm tall. Complete in a ceramic bonsai pot.
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Chinese Elm’
Lovely Chinese Elm (deciduous) Bonsai, approximately 33-36m tall and planted in an unglazed bonsai pot. Easy tree to care for so a good one for beginners.
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Chinese Elm’
Ulmus parvifolia or ‘Chinese Elm’ (deciduous) Bonsai, displayed in a delightful ceramic pot approximately 67-69cm tall. The recommend this bonsai is kept outside as it benefits from lots of light.