The ubiquitous Chinese elm, Ulmus parvifolia, perhaps better thought of as a ” so called ” indoor bonsai can nevertheless be kept outdoors with suitable thought to winter protection.
Hilliers Manual, my tree bible, describes it as ” One of the most splendid elms ” and ” we have never seen this tree affected by disease ” although it is true to say that some imported trees do come with Black spot. Typical the species has been grown in China as bonsai in the hundreds of thousands for garden centre markets throughout the world.
This informal upright style tree we are selling for outdoor use but with hard winter frosts to be thought about and planned for. it is a bonsai imported from China and shows the typical Chinese approach to styling. Naturally small leaves are a natural characteristic of the species which make it good for bonsai. Indeed everything about the Chinese elm make it good for bonsai, it is very easy to grow and develop, responding well to pruning as it does. The bonsai has a height of 36cm. and a spread of 34cm. The root base is 10cm. across and the trunk diam. 3cm. The oval plastic bonsai trainer pot is 25x19x8cm.