Chinese Banyan (Tiger bark) Ficus microcarpa bonsai medium size


Chinese Banyan (Tiger bark) Ficus microcarpa bonsai medium size


Chinese Banyan (Tiger bark) Ficus microcarpa bonsai medium size


Chinese Banyan (Tiger bark) Ficus microcarpa bonsai medium size


Chinese Banyan (Tiger bark) Ficus microcarpa bonsai medium size


Chinese Banyan (Tiger bark) Ficus microcarpa bonsai medium size


Chinese banyan (Ficus microcarpa – Tiger bark) bonsai – medium size. Height: 23 inches; Width: 25 inches. Pot size 13″ X 10″ X 2 Pot origin: Yixing, China. Trunk diameter at the root base: 6 inches. Popular name: Chinese banyan, Indian laurel. A giant tropical tree, native to India, Shri Lanka, Southern China, Australia, New Caledonia. It loves a humid atmosphere, but it can also tolerate cold temperatures, close to freezing (33 F or 0 C). The largest of the species is known to be on the island of Kauai, Hawai’i, and it is 110 feet tall. In the Buddhist and Taoist religions, many places of worship have large banyan trees. I planted it in my backyard, where it grew in the ground for about 7 years, while the trunk tripled in diameter. Then the development continued in various training pots, where the root work was the main focus, and creating good movement in the trunk. Finally, the fine ramification was achieved in the current bonsai pot, during the past 5 years. During the training process, my main goal was to create large, lower branches, with wide, undulating movements. Also, the nebari is developing fast, and the new owner can soon un-cover more root-base, to show off the beauty of the spreading roots. I like the angular, thick lower trunk, which has a somewhat un-conventional shape. It creates a focal point that attracts the attention of the viewer. The lowest branch has a large wire on it, which will come off in about a month. There are a few more wires, all of them have nearly served their purpose, they will be cut off soon as well. So, the tree will have a finished structure, with no wires on it. The foliaged pads need to be tightly pruned from here on. That will result in smaller leaves and very compact pads. During this season, the pads will become much more defined, and also the owner will have to create nice negative spaces between the pads. Right now, these negative spaces are not so defined, due to the fact the current pads were created last year, so they are still relatively young. But this species is a fast and prolific grower, and in one season a remarcable density can be achieved, with frequent and directional pruning. The red/brown pot nicely contrasts with the grey bark. It is very shallow, which makes the trunk look even bigger. Ficus bonsai is very easy to grow, as long as a warm environment is provided. Because of ease of cultivation, this species is suitable for beginners and experienced alike. The item “Chinese Banyan (Tiger bark) Ficus microcarpa bonsai medium size” is in sale since Monday, April 20, 2020. This item is in the category “Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Plants, Seeds & Bulbs\Plants & Seedlings\Bonsai”. The seller is “world_of_bonsai” and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Aspect: East-facing
  • Bonsai Species: Ficus microcarpa
  • Plant Form: Finished Bonsai
  • Type: Tropical
  • Climate: Sub-tropical
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • USDA Hardiness Zone (°F): 9 (20 to 30 °F)
  • Genus: Ficus
  • Foliage: Broadleaf
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor/Outdoor (winter protection in cold climates

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Chinese Elm #6, Cork Bark Ulmus parvifolia Corticosa' bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm #6, Cork Bark Ulmus parvifolia Corticosa' bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm #6, Cork Bark Ulmus parvifolia Corticosa' bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm #6, Cork Bark Ulmus parvifolia Corticosa' bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm #6, Cork Bark Ulmus parvifolia Corticosa' bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm #6, Cork Bark Ulmus parvifolia Corticosa' bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm #6, Cork Bark Ulmus parvifolia Corticosa' bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm, Cork-Barked (Ulmus parvifolia “Corticosa”) bonsai – medium size. Height: 25 inches; Width: 20 inches. Pot size 13″ X 10″ X 2 Pot origin: Yixing, China. Trunk diameter at the root base: 3 inches. Popular name: Chinese elm, Lacebark elm, Cork-bark Chinese elm. This graceful tree is a native of Estern Asia – China, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam. It is a medium-size tree, can grow up to 65 ft (20m). The wood of Chinese elm is very hard, so it’s used for manufacturing tool-handles, and various furniture types. It is so popular, that the species now is grown everywhere, around the world. The original Chinese elm has a smooth and flaking bark, but in the bonsai community, a new North American sport, with corky bark, became popular. This bark becomes evident after the tree reaches 8-10 years. I grew it in my backyard at least 10 years, before training it in various training pots. It has a double-trunk, sometimes it is called mother-child. The second trunk is much shorter, hence the “child”. The main trunk is rather straight, but with suble movements, that makes it interesting and lively. I like this desigh a lot, because it suggests the image of a very tall, and mature tree. It also has a natural and light feel to it. I call this style “naturalistic”, because it does not have the traditional “bonsai” look. It’s a special tree, overall, and I will have a very hard time parting with it, when the time comes, because of the unique design. The red Yixing pot is beautiful, and perfect fit for the tree. The chinese elm is an extremely popular bonsai species, for both beginner and experienced bonsai enthusiasts. The most imporant challenge, is to keep pruning it as it grows, so that the correct proportions are not lost. Also, the energy throughout the crown should be evenly distributed. If some branches (especially on the top portion) are allowed to grow too fast, this could cause the weaker branches to die back. To avoid that, a rigorous pruning of strong branches is required. In colder climate, winter protection is recommended, although the chinese elm can easily withstand temperatures below freezing. Also, the dormancy period is very short, they are the first one to leaf out in the spring. Because the short dormancy period, they can also be grown indoors, but with plenty of light. I can deliver it, for the price of the gas. The item “Chinese Elm #6, Cork Bark Ulmus parvifolia Corticosa’ bonsai medium size” is in sale since Friday, April 24, 2020. This item is in the category “Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Plants, Seeds & Bulbs\Plants & Seedlings\Bonsai”. The seller is “world_of_bonsai” and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Aspect: East-facing
  • Bonsai Species: Ulmus parvifolia
  • Plant Form: Finished Bonsai
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Climate: Temperate
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • USDA Hardiness Zone (°F): 9 (20 to 30 °F)
  • Genus: Ulmus
  • Foliage: Broadleaf
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor/Outdoor (winter protection in cold climates

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Chinese Elm #1, Cork Bark Ulmus parvifolia Corticosa' bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm #1, Cork Bark Ulmus parvifolia Corticosa' bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm #1, Cork Bark Ulmus parvifolia Corticosa' bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm #1, Cork Bark Ulmus parvifolia Corticosa' bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm #1, Cork Bark Ulmus parvifolia Corticosa' bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm, Cork-Barked (Ulmus parvifolia “Corticosa”) bonsai – medium size. Height: 19 inches; Width: 17 inches. Pot size 11″ X 8″ X 3.5 Pot origin: Yixing, China. Trunk diameter at the root base: 2.5 inches. Popular name: Chinese elm, Lacebark elm, Cork-bark Chinese elm. This graceful tree is a native of Estern Asia – China, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam. It is a medium-size tree, can grow up to 65 ft (20m). The wood of Chinese elm is very hard, so it’s used for manufacturing tool-handles, and various furniture types. It is so popular, that the species now is grown everywhere, around the world. The original Chinese elm has a smooth and flaking bark, but in the bonsai community, a new North American sport, with corky bark, became popular. This bark becomes evident after the tree reaches 8-10 years. It grew in my backyard for about 10 years, before I started the bonsai training in various training pots. This bonsai is designed in the “slanting style”, with a trunk that has a dynamic movement with lots of small curves. The lower trunk has already developed a deeply fissured, old bark. It has a great branch distribution, and the branches are not too crowded, so the tree will be easy to maintain with pruning. Some of the primary and secondary branches still have wire on them, they should set and come off by mid-summer. This tree is a very prolific grower, so the foliage pads should become significantly larger and denser this year. The red/brown pot nicely contrasts with the dark grey bark. The chinese elm is an extremely popular bonsai species, for both beginner and experienced bonsai enthusiasts. The most imporant challenge, is to keep pruning it as it grows, so that the correct proportions are not lost. Also, the energy throughout the crown should be evenly distributed. If some branches (especially on the top portion) are allowed to grow too fast, this could cause the weaker branches to die back. To avoid that, a rigorous pruning of strong branches is required. In colder climate, winter protection is recommended, although the chinese elm can easily withstand temperatures below freezing. Also, the dormancy period is very short, they are the first one to leaf out in the spring. Because the short dormancy period, they can also be grown indoors, but with plenty of light. The item “Chinese Elm #1, Cork Bark Ulmus parvifolia Corticosa’ bonsai medium size” is in sale since Friday, April 24, 2020. This item is in the category “Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Plants, Seeds & Bulbs\Plants & Seedlings\Bonsai”. The seller is “world_of_bonsai” and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Aspect: East-facing
  • Bonsai Species: Ulmus parvifolia
  • Plant Form: Finished Bonsai
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Climate: Temperate
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • USDA Hardiness Zone (°F): 9 (20 to 30 °F)
  • Genus: Ulmus
  • Foliage: Broadleaf
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor/Outdoor (winter protection in cold climates

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Chinese Elm #5, Cork Bark Ulmus parvifolia Corticosa' bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm #5, Cork Bark Ulmus parvifolia Corticosa' bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm #5, Cork Bark Ulmus parvifolia Corticosa' bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm #5, Cork Bark Ulmus parvifolia Corticosa' bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm #5, Cork Bark Ulmus parvifolia Corticosa' bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm #5, Cork Bark Ulmus parvifolia Corticosa' bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm #5, Cork Bark Ulmus parvifolia Corticosa' bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm #5, Cork Bark Ulmus parvifolia Corticosa' bonsai medium size



Chinese Elm, Cork-Barked (Ulmus parvifolia “Corticosa”) bonsai – medium size. Height: 23 inches; Width: 23 inches. Pot size 13″ X 11″ X 3 Pot origin: Yixing, China. Trunk diameter at the root base: 4 inches. Popular name: Chinese elm, Lacebark elm, Cork-bark Chinese elm. This graceful tree is a native of Estern Asia – China, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam. It is a medium-size tree, can grow up to 65 ft (20m). The wood of Chinese elm is very hard, so it’s used for manufacturing tool-handles, and various furniture types. It is so popular, that the species now is grown everywhere, around the world. The original Chinese elm has a smooth and flaking bark, but in the bonsai community, a new North American sport, with corky bark, became popular. This bark becomes evident after the tree reaches 8-10 years. The problem was that the upper trunk had very little taper. But I liked the lower trunk, it has a very old and mature look. So, I decided to cut of the entire top part of the trunk, and choose a branch, as the new leader. This is why one can see the sudden reduction in diameter, half-way through the height of the tree. Since the drastic re-design, the crown is developing nicely. Due to the fact that there are many branches extending from the top half of the trunk, I expect the thin upper half to gain girth in the next few years, and catch up with the lower half in about 3-4 years. At that point, it will become a spectacular tree. The final image of this bonsai should reflect a powerful trunk and a lush, spreading, dense, natural-looking crown. This tree is a very prolific grower, so the foliage pads should become significantly larger and denser every year. The red Yixing pot is a very good fit for this tree, although this powerful and old trunk could support a more decorative pot, if the owner prefers that. The chinese elm is an extremely popular bonsai species, for both beginner and experienced bonsai enthusiasts. The most imporant challenge, is to keep pruning it as it grows, so that the correct proportions are not lost. Also, the energy throughout the crown should be evenly distributed. If some branches (especially on the top portion) are allowed to grow too fast, this could cause the weaker branches to die back. To avoid that, a rigorous pruning of strong branches is required. In colder climate, winter protection is recommended, although the chinese elm can easily withstand temperatures below freezing. Also, the dormancy period is very short, they are the first one to leaf out in the spring. Because the short dormancy period, they can also be grown indoors, but with plenty of light. I can deliver it, for the price of the gas. The item “Chinese Elm #5, Cork Bark Ulmus parvifolia Corticosa’ bonsai medium size” is in sale since Friday, April 24, 2020. This item is in the category “Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Plants, Seeds & Bulbs\Plants & Seedlings\Bonsai”. The seller is “world_of_bonsai” and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Aspect: East-facing
  • Bonsai Species: Ulmus parvifolia
  • Plant Form: Finished Bonsai
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Climate: Temperate
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • USDA Hardiness Zone (°F): 9 (20 to 30 °F)
  • Genus: Ulmus
  • Foliage: Broadleaf
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor/Outdoor (winter protection in cold climates

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Taiwan Firethorn, Pyracantha koidzumii'Santa Cruz' bonsai medium size


Taiwan Firethorn, Pyracantha koidzumii'Santa Cruz' bonsai medium size


Taiwan Firethorn, Pyracantha koidzumii'Santa Cruz' bonsai medium size


Taiwan Firethorn, Pyracantha koidzumii'Santa Cruz' bonsai medium size


Taiwan Firethorn, Pyracantha koidzumii'Santa Cruz' bonsai medium size


Taiwan Firethorn, Pyracantha koidzumii'Santa Cruz' bonsai medium size



PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME OF THE PICTURES WERE TAKEN VERY RECENTLY, AND OTHERS, A MONTH AGO. THE BERRIES ON THE RECENT PICTURES ARE BRIGHT RED, WHILE THE ONES ON THE OLDER PICTURES ARE MORE ORANGE. Taiwan Firethorn, Pyracantha koidzumii’Santa Cruz’, medium size. Height: 17 inches; Width: 25 inches. Pot size 9″ X 8″ X 2.75 Oval, Pot origin: Dick Ryerson, California. Trunk diameter at the base: 3 inches. Species: Pyracantha koidzumii, Popular name: Taiwan Firethorn. This is a species native to Taiwan. It is a small tree, or shrub, growing to 13′ (4 meters). In the US, it was introduced to the southern states, such as Florida, South Carolina, Alabama, etc. In the colder climates, it should be grown indoors during the cooler months. I bought this tree as a nursery stock, about 20 years ago During the first decade, I grew it in the ground. Then it was transitioned to a nursery pot, and finally, in a bonsai pot for the past 5 years. This species is strong and vigorous, it needs re-potting every 2 or 3 years. The unique attraction of this tree lies in the contorted lower part of the trunk, that shows lots of movement. The other attraction is that the tree bears bright orange berries (that later become red) for over 5 months, year after year. Some of the branches have wires on them, to adjust the angle towards a more horizontal position. They should be left on until the middle of the next growing season. Once they are off, next year, the tree will be ready to be shown, during the fall and winter months, when the berries become the prime attraction of the tree. Going forward, the owner can shape and further develop the branches, adding more fine ramification. This will result in more berries in the future. The goal should be to create a taller and rounder apex. The yellow pot, from Dick Ryerson, nicely complements the tree, but a light-blue pot could also be a good fit. During the winter months, when most of the plants are dormant, here in the US, this tree, with its red berries, can brighten up the bonsai collection, and can also add to the Christmas mood, if you happen to celebrate that winter holiday. The Firethorn is a very popular and attractive bonsai subject, easy to grow for a beginner, or advanced enthusiast. This bonsai should not be too conformed to a tight and abstract shape, and instead, should have a more natural and casual look, to display the berries that grow in large clusters in the fall. During the late spring the tree is covered with clusters of snow-white flowers, so it can be displayed as a flowering bonsai as well. The item “Taiwan Firethorn, Pyracantha koidzumii’Santa Cruz’ bonsai medium size” is in sale since Monday, October 7, 2019. This item is in the category “Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Plants, Seeds & Bulbs\Plants & Seedlings\Bonsai”. The seller is “world_of_bonsai” and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Bonsai Species: Pyracantha koidzumii
  • Plant Form: Finished Bonsai
  • Type: Broad leaf evergreen
  • Climate: Mediterranian/Temperate
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Genus: Pyracantha
  • Foliage: Broadleaf Evergreen
  • Species: koidzumii
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoor/Indoor
  • Watering: Medium

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Desert Hackberry #2 (Celtis spinosa, Celtis tala) bonsai medium to small size


Desert Hackberry #2 (Celtis spinosa, Celtis tala) bonsai medium to small size


Desert Hackberry #2 (Celtis spinosa, Celtis tala) bonsai medium to small size


Desert Hackberry #2 (Celtis spinosa, Celtis tala) bonsai medium to small size


Desert Hackberry #2 (Celtis spinosa, Celtis tala) bonsai medium to small size


Desert Hackberry (Celtis spinosa, Celtis tala) – medium to small size. Height: 13 inches; Width: 13 inches. Pot size 8 X 6.5 X 2.75 Pot origin: Yixing, China. Trunk diameter at the base: 2.5 inches. Species: Celtis spinosa, Celtis tala Popular name: Desert hackberry, Spiny hackberry, Tala. Depending on the water availability, this tree can take the form of a tall shrub, but can become a medium-sized tree. It’s native range is from Southern-Texas, all the way down to Argentina. Very rare bonsai species. I have never seen exhibited anywhere in California, in the past 22 years. Back in the late 90’s, I. Collected a few seedlings at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. I don’t think that the tree is there anymore. They were planted into my backyard, and grown there for 15 years. It is a semi-deciduous species, here in Southern California. It loses most of the leaves in winter, but not all of them. In a temperate climate, it’s probably best to take them indoors in winter. The branches have a natural zig-zag movement, and the leaves are very small, when grown in bonsai pot. The bark has a nice light tan color, the scars will close up in a few years. To take this tree to the highest level, the fine branches need to be constantly pruned throughout the summer, until the pads gain more volume. Doing that, will also result in thicker primary branches. I would estimate, that in 3 years, under competent hands, this will be a gorgeous, show-ready tree. The colors of this tree create a light and happy feeling. In bonsai culture, the tree has no spines. When growing freely in the ground, it does develop some spines on the branches. After that, they won’t be available anymore. The tree has very fine roots, that results in a great root-base (nebari). It prefers heat, during the growing season, but the roots should not be let to dry out. The item “Desert Hackberry #2 (Celtis spinosa, Celtis tala) bonsai medium to small size” is in sale since Monday, May 13, 2019. This item is in the category “Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Plants, Seeds & Bulbs\Plants & Seedlings\Bonsai”. The seller is “world_of_bonsai” and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Bonsai Species: Celtis spinosa, Celtis tala
  • Plant Form: Advanced bonsai material
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Climate: Warm/Dry
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Genus: Celtis
  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoor/Indoor

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Chinese Elm, Cork Bark #2 (Ulmus parvifolia) bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm, Cork Bark #2 (Ulmus parvifolia) bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm, Cork Bark #2 (Ulmus parvifolia) bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm, Cork Bark #2 (Ulmus parvifolia) bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm, Cork Bark #2 (Ulmus parvifolia) bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm, Cork Bark #2 (Ulmus parvifolia) bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm, Cork Bark #2 (Ulmus parvifolia) bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm, Cork Bark #2 (Ulmus parvifolia) bonsai medium size


Chinese elm, cork-bark variety, medium size. Height: 19 inches; Width: 19 inches. Pot size 11″ X 9″ X 2.5 Pot origin: Dick Ryerson, California. Trunk diameter at the base: 3 inches. Species: Ulmus parvifolia, Popular name: Chinese elm, cork-bark variety. This is a species native to East Asia (China, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam), growing up to 60 feet tall (18-20 m). An extremely popular bonsai medium, due to its versatility, small leaves, and quick response to training. I bought this tree as a young nursery stock, about 20 years ago from San Gabriel Nursery, in San Gabriel, CA. Planted in the ground for over a decade, and then trained it as a bonsai for another decade. It is a deciduous species, here in Southern California. It loses the leaves in winter, but quickly re-grows them in early spring. In very cold climates, it can be grown indoors, during winter. The branches have small inter-nodes, and the leaves are very small, when grown in bonsai pot. The bark is very corky and thick, creating the impression of great age. This is a gorgeous little tree, with balanced structure, and a light, playful appearance. The upward main branches add naturalness to the design, although the flat pads still look bonsai-ish. In order to look more natural, the pads need to be thickened and rounded, and the top part of the tree should be expanded, so that the final result is a rounded and lush apex. This is a fast-growing species, so the thickening of pads and the apex, should take no longer than a full growing season. Another great thing about this tree, is that both the front and the back views look equally good. You can see it for yourself. I had a hard time figuring out which one is the best view, when I took the pictures this morning. I re-wired the branches this past spring, but the wires should come off in about a month and a half, since this time of the year in California, the branches thicken very fast. But if the thickening is not quite as strong, then the new owner should take off the wires as soon as they start cutting into the wood, around mid-spring, next year. On a different note, if this tree will still be in my possession by next spring, by the time the wires come off, and the foliage fills out, the tree will appreciate significantly, both in appearance and value. The root-base (nebari) is very nice and strong, with a perfect structure. The tree has no scars whatsoever, and a great taper. The light-blue pot contrasts very well with the dark trunk, and the bright green foliage. Overall, this is a beautiful little tree, one or two years away from show-quality. It can be a great addition to the collection of both a beginner, as well as an advanced bonsai enthusiast. The great thing about chinese elms, is that they are suited to all levels of bonsai knowledge, due to their versatility and forgiving nature. And, as a bonus for those who live in colder climates, but like to enjoy bonsai in the comfort of their home, chinese elms don’t mind being grown indoors, as long as they get enough light. The item “Chinese Elm, Cork Bark #2 (Ulmus parvifolia) bonsai medium size” is in sale since Wednesday, September 18, 2019. This item is in the category “Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Plants, Seeds & Bulbs\Plants & Seedlings\Bonsai”. The seller is “world_of_bonsai” and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Bonsai Species: Ulmus parvifolia
  • Plant Form: Advanced bonsai material
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Climate: Mediterranian/Temperate
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Genus: Ulmus
  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoor/Indoor
  • Watering: Medium

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Chinese Elm, Cork Bark #1 (Ulmus parvifolia) bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm, Cork Bark #1 (Ulmus parvifolia) bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm, Cork Bark #1 (Ulmus parvifolia) bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm, Cork Bark #1 (Ulmus parvifolia) bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm, Cork Bark #1 (Ulmus parvifolia) bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm, Cork Bark #1 (Ulmus parvifolia) bonsai medium size


Chinese elm, cork-bark variety, medium size. Height: 17 inches; Width: 17 inches. Pot size 10″ X 7.5″ X 2 Pot origin: Yixing, China. Trunk diameter at the base: 3 inches. Species: Ulmus parvifolia, Popular name: Chinese elm, cork-bark variety. This is a species native to East Asia (China, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam), growing up to 60 feet tall (18-20 m). An extremely popular bonsai medium, due to its versatility, small leaves, and quick response to training. I bought this tree as a young nursery stock, about 20 years ago from San Gabriel Nursery, in San Gabriel, CA. Planted in the ground for over a decade, and then trained it as a bonsai for another decade. It is a deciduous species, here in Southern California. It loses the leaves in winter, but quickly re-grows them in early spring. In very cold climates, it can be grown indoors, during winter. The branches have small inter-nodes, and the leaves are very small, when grown in bonsai pot. The bark is very corky and thick, creating the impression of great age. This is a gorgeous little tree, with balanced structure, and a light, playful appearance. The upward main branches add naturalness to the design, although the flat pads still look bonsai-ish. In order to look more natural, the pads need to be thickened and rounded, and the top part of the tree should be expanded, so that the final result is a rounded and lush apex. This is a fast-growing species, so the thickening of pads and the apex, should take no longer than a full growing season. Another great thing about this tree, is that both the front and the back views look equally good. You can see it for yourself. I had a hard time figuring out which one is the best view, when I took the pictures this morning. I re-wired the branches this past spring, but the wires should come off in about a month and a half, since this time of the year in California, the branches thicken very fast. But if the thickening is not quite as strong, then the new owner should take off the wires as soon as they start cutting into the wood, around mid-spring, next year. On a different note, if this tree will still be in my possession by next spring, by the time the wires come off, and the foliage fills out, the tree will appreciate significantly, both in appearance and value. The root-base (nebari) is very nice and strong, with a perfect structure. The tree has no scars whatsoever, and a great taper. I really love the pot, with the heavily textured blue shades. One would be hard-pressed to find a better match, if you like colors and creative displays. Overall, this is a beautiful little tree, one or two years away from show-quality. It can be a great addition to the collection of both a beginner, as well as an advanced bonsai enthusiast. The great thing about chinese elms, is that they are suited to all levels of bonsai knowledge, due to their versatility and forgiving nature. And, as a bonus for those who live in colder climates, but like to enjoy bonsai in the comfort of their home, chinese elms don’t mind being grown indoors, as long as they get enough light. The item “Chinese Elm, Cork Bark #1 (Ulmus parvifolia) bonsai medium size” is in sale since Sunday, October 6, 2019. This item is in the category “Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Plants, Seeds & Bulbs\Plants & Seedlings\Bonsai”. The seller is “world_of_bonsai” and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Climate: Temperate
  • Bonsai Species: Ulmus parvifolia
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoor/Indoor
  • Plant Form: Advanced bonsai material
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Watering: Medium
  • Genus: Ulmus

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Desert Hackberry #3 (Celtis spinosa, Celtis tala) bonsai Medium size


Desert Hackberry #3 (Celtis spinosa, Celtis tala) bonsai Medium size


Desert Hackberry #3 (Celtis spinosa, Celtis tala) bonsai Medium size


Desert Hackberry #3 (Celtis spinosa, Celtis tala) bonsai Medium size


Desert Hackberry #3 (Celtis spinosa, Celtis tala) bonsai Medium size


Desert Hackberry #3 (Celtis spinosa, Celtis tala) bonsai Medium size


Desert Hackberry #3 (Celtis spinosa, Celtis tala) bonsai Medium size


Desert Hackberry #3 (Celtis spinosa, Celtis tala) bonsai Medium size



Desert Hackberry (Celtis spinosa, Celtis tala) – Medium size. Height: 16 inches; Width: 18 inches. Pot size 9 X 7.5 X 2 Pot origin: Yixing, China. Trunk/Root base (Nebari): 3.5 inches. Species: Celtis spinosa, Celtis tala Popular name: Desert hackberry, Spiny hackberry, Tala. Depending on the water availability, this tree can take the form of a tall shrub, but can become a medium-sized tree. It’s native range is from Southern-Texas, all the way down to Argentina. Very rare bonsai species. I have never seen exhibited anywhere in California, in the past 22 years. Back in the late 90’s, I. Collected a few seedlings at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. I don’t think that the tree is there anymore. They were planted into my backyard, and grown there for 15 years. It is a semi-deciduous species, here in Southern California. It loses most of the leaves in winter, but not all of them. In a temperate climate, it’s probably best to take them indoors in winter. The branches have a natural zig-zag movement, and the leaves are very small, when grown in bonsai pot. The tree has very fine roots, that results in a great root-base (nebari). It prefers heat, during the growing season, but the roots should not be let to dry out. It is a more feminine, slender tree, with lots of open spaces. It’s well balanced, very nice root-base (nebari), and the trunk has great movement. I really like the gorgeous, shallow pot. I wish had more of them, it has a very unique, stylish look. The tree is styled in the neo-classical style, and looks more like a traditional bonsai tree. This is not a beginner tree, so I do not recommend it for somebody who is just learning the basics of bonsai. The work to be done to take it to the highest level, it needs advanced bonsai knowledge in the area of growing and developing branches. There are a few branches on the upper-half of the trunk, that need to be grown out and thickened. That will take a couple of years of cultivation and styling. Also, a lot of branches still have wires. Some of them (the thick ones) will have to come off this fall. These are on the primary branches. The small wires will have to stay on another year. The new owner will also have to add volume to the foliage pads. Once they fill up, with more ramified tertiary branches, and a couple of branches on the left side grow thicker and longer, the tree will take on a lush, and light-hearted appearance. Additional services offered, free of charge. The item “Desert Hackberry #3 (Celtis spinosa, Celtis tala) bonsai Medium size” is in sale since Tuesday, July 16, 2019. This item is in the category “Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Plants, Seeds & Bulbs\Plants & Seedlings\Bonsai”. The seller is “world_of_bonsai” and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Bonsai Species: Celtis spinosa, Celtis tala
  • Climate: Warm/Dry
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoor/Indoor
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Plant Form: Advanced bonsai material
  • Genus: Celtis

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Chinese Elm, Cork Bark #1 (Ulmus parvifolia) bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm, Cork Bark #1 (Ulmus parvifolia) bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm, Cork Bark #1 (Ulmus parvifolia) bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm, Cork Bark #1 (Ulmus parvifolia) bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm, Cork Bark #1 (Ulmus parvifolia) bonsai medium size


Chinese Elm, Cork Bark #1 (Ulmus parvifolia) bonsai medium size


Chinese elm, cork-bark variety, medium size. Height: 17 inches; Width: 17 inches. Pot size 10″ X 7.5″ X 2 Pot origin: Yixing, China. Trunk diameter at the base: 3 inches. Species: Ulmus parvifolia, Popular name: Chinese elm, cork-bark variety. This is a species native to East Asia (China, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam), growing up to 60 feet tall (18-20 m). An extremely popular bonsai medium, due to its versatility, small leaves, and quick response to training. I bought this tree as a young nursery stock, about 20 years ago from San Gabriel Nursery, in San Gabriel, CA. Planted in the ground for over a decade, and then trained it as a bonsai for another decade. It is a deciduous species, here in Southern California. It loses the leaves in winter, but quickly re-grows them in early spring. In very cold climates, it can be grown indoors, during winter. The branches have small inter-nodes, and the leaves are very small, when grown in bonsai pot. The bark is very corky and thick, creating the impression of great age. This is a gorgeous little tree, with balanced structure, and a light, playful appearance. The upward main branches add naturalness to the design, although the flat pads still look bonsai-ish. In order to look more natural, the pads need to be thickened and rounded, and the top part of the tree should be expanded, so that the final result is a rounded and lush apex. This is a fast-growing species, so the thickening of pads and the apex, should take no longer than a full growing season. Another great thing about this tree, is that both the front and the back views look equally good. You can see it for yourself. I had a hard time figuring out which one is the best view, when I took the pictures this morning. I re-wired the branches this past spring, but the wires should come off in about a month and a half, since this time of the year in California, the branches thicken very fast. But if the thickening is not quite as strong, then the new owner should take off the wires as soon as they start cutting into the wood, around mid-spring, next year. On a different note, if this tree will still be in my possession by next spring, by the time the wires come off, and the foliage fills out, the tree will appreciate significantly, both in appearance and value. The root-base (nebari) is very nice and strong, with a perfect structure. The tree has no scars whatsoever, and a great taper. I really love the pot, with the heavily textured blue shades. One would be hard-pressed to find a better match, if you like colors and creative displays. Overall, this is a beautiful little tree, one or two years away from show-quality. It can be a great addition to the collection of both a beginner, as well as an advanced bonsai enthusiast. The great thing about chinese elms, is that they are suited to all levels of bonsai knowledge, due to their versatility and forgiving nature. And, as a bonus for those who live in colder climates, but like to enjoy bonsai in the comfort of their home, chinese elms don’t mind being grown indoors, as long as they get enough light. The item “Chinese Elm, Cork Bark #1 (Ulmus parvifolia) bonsai medium size” is in sale since Monday, September 16, 2019. This item is in the category “Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Plants, Seeds & Bulbs\Plants & Seedlings\Bonsai”. The seller is “world_of_bonsai” and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Climate: Temperate
  • Bonsai Species: Ulmus parvifolia
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoor/Indoor
  • Plant Form: Advanced bonsai material
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Watering: Medium
  • Genus: Ulmus

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