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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Chinese Elm Bonsai Bonsai Tree / Ulmus parvifolia Bonsai Tree


Chinese Elm Bonsai Bonsai Tree / Ulmus parvifolia Bonsai Tree


Chinese Elm Bonsai Bonsai Tree / Ulmus parvifolia Bonsai Tree


Chinese Elm Bonsai Bonsai Tree / Ulmus parvifolia Bonsai Tree


Chinese Elm Bonsai Bonsai Tree / Ulmus parvifolia Bonsai Tree


Chinese Elm Bonsai Bonsai Tree / Ulmus parvifolia Bonsai Tree


Chinese Elm Bonsai Bonsai Tree / Ulmus parvifolia Bonsai Tree


Chinese Elm Bonsai Bonsai Tree / Ulmus parvifolia Bonsai Tree


Chinese Elm Bonsai Bonsai Tree / Ulmus parvifolia Bonsai Tree


Chinese Elm Bonsai Bonsai Tree / Ulmus parvifolia Bonsai Tree


Chinese Elm Bonsai Bonsai Tree / Ulmus parvifolia Bonsai Tree


Chinese Elm Bonsai Bonsai Tree / Ulmus parvifolia Bonsai Tree. You will receive the exact tree as shown in pictures. 11.5 inches from soil line. Pot size – approx. 11×6 inches (Pot may have chips). Because this is a blooming plant, blooms or buds might or will somewhat damage during transit. Blooms maybe over before or by the time you receive the plant. 1 or 2 yellow leaves may occur due to lack of oxygen in box. I also cannot be held responsible if the package is lost or damage by the postal service. It is your option to insure the package. If its a cactus/succulent or plant that I think can stay in box over the weekend. To get your plants to you in a timely manner. If you ever have any questions or problems, PLEASE contact me and well work it out. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! The item “Chinese Elm Bonsai Bonsai Tree / Ulmus parvifolia Bonsai Tree” is in sale since Friday, February 21, 2020. This item is in the category “Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Plants, Seeds & Bulbs\Plants & Seedlings\Bonsai”. The seller is “beautiflorist” and is located in Garden Grove, California. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Bonsai Species: Chinese Elm (Ulmus Parviflora)

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Bonsai, Chinese Elm, Ulmus parvifolia, Excellent Trunk Movement, Wonderful Shape


Bonsai, Chinese Elm, Ulmus parvifolia, Excellent Trunk Movement, Wonderful Shape


Bonsai, Chinese Elm, Ulmus parvifolia, Excellent Trunk Movement, Wonderful Shape


Bonsai, Chinese Elm, Ulmus parvifolia, Excellent Trunk Movement, Wonderful Shape


Bonsai, Chinese Elm, Ulmus parvifolia, Excellent Trunk Movement, Wonderful Shape


Bonsai, Chinese Elm, Ulmus parvifolia, Excellent Trunk Movement, Wonderful Shape


Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia). Grown by yours truly since a prebonsai in 12′. Each part of the tree has been carefully worked and the trunk is nearly scar free. You’ll never find another tree quite like since I wire each tree differently from a young age. This will make a superb curvy informal upright and is best for advance enthusiasts who can guide a tree through refinement. TREE WILL BE BARE SOON FOR WINTER. Measurements: Height: 11″ Width: 15″ Trunk Diameter: 1.75″ Nebari (root spread): 5.5″. The item “Bonsai, Chinese Elm, Ulmus parvifolia, Excellent Trunk Movement, Wonderful Shape” is in sale since Thursday, February 13, 2020. This item is in the category “Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Plants, Seeds & Bulbs\Plants & Seedlings\Bonsai”. The seller is “newworldbonsai” and is located in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Modified Item: No
  • Custom Bundle: No
  • Non-Domestic Product: No
  • Plant Form: Pre-Bonsai
  • Soil pH: Acidic
  • Climate: Tropical
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • USDA Hardiness Zone (°F): 5 (-20 to -10 °F)
  • Foliage: Semi-evergreen
  • Watering: Medium

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Bonsai Chinese Elm (Ulmus Parviflora)


Bonsai Chinese Elm (Ulmus Parviflora)


Chinese Elm (Ulmus Parviflora). Age 20 years old. Height 47 cm from the pot. The item “Bonsai Chinese Elm (Ulmus Parviflora)” is in sale since Monday, December 2, 2019. This item is in the category “Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Plants, Seeds & Bulbs\Plants & Seedlings\Bonsai”. The seller is “helios_bonsai” and is located in Athens. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Bonsai Species: Chinese Elm (Ulmus Parviflora)
  • Plant Form: Finished Bonsai
  • Type: Evergreen
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Foliage: Bonsai
  • Species: Chinese Elm (Ulmus Parviflora)
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoor
  • Brand: Helios Bonsai
  • Watering: Medium
  • Season of Interest: All year

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Bonsai Tree Chinese Elm Ulmus Specimen Styled Movement JaysBonsaiTrees


Bonsai Tree Chinese Elm Ulmus Specimen Styled Movement JaysBonsaiTrees


Bonsai Tree Chinese Elm Ulmus Specimen Styled Movement JaysBonsaiTrees


Bonsai Tree Chinese Elm Ulmus Specimen Styled Movement JaysBonsaiTrees


Bonsai Tree Chinese Elm Ulmus Specimen Styled Movement JaysBonsaiTrees


Bonsai Tree Chinese Elm Ulmus Specimen Styled Movement JaysBonsaiTrees



Beautiful styled bonsai tree with great movement. You get exact same tree in photo. Great for beiginner, addition to your collection or as a gift! Easy maintenance, hardy and comes with simple to follow care guide. Great structure and movement! Height: 16 tall Trunk: approx. 1.5″ wide at base Canopy: 16″ wide Pot: 11 rectangle glazed bonsai pot. Quality is our number one priority! Every bonsai tree by Jay’s Bonsai is unique in it’s own way. Most of our trees thrive outdoors. Some species can be grown indoors with bright light and do great on a sunny window sill. The item “Bonsai Tree Chinese Elm Ulmus Specimen Styled Movement JaysBonsaiTrees” is in sale since Saturday, November 16, 2019. This item is in the category “Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Plants, Seeds & Bulbs\Plants & Seedlings\Bonsai”. The seller is “jaysbonsaitrees” and is located in Union City, California. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • USDA Hardiness Zone (°F): 13 (> 60 °F)
  • Brand: Jays Bonsai Trees
  • Foliage: Broadleaf Evergreen
  • Non-Domestic Product: No
  • Type: Conifer
  • Climate: Cold
  • Soil pH: Neutral
  • Style: movement
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoor
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Aspect: East-facing
  • Images Taken On: 11/16/2019
  • Watering: Light
  • Custom Bundle: No
  • Soil Type: Clay
  • Applicable Regions: all
  • Bonsai Species: Chinese Elm (Ulmus Parviflora)
  • Plant Form: Finished Bonsai
  • Sunlight: Partial Shade
  • Combined Shipping Offer: no
  • Season of Interest: Spring
  • Local Pickup Not Allow: yes
  • Species: chinese elm
  • Genus: ulmus

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Bonsai, Chinese Elm, Ulmus parvifolia, Cascade Style, Excellent Trunk & Bark


Bonsai, Chinese Elm, Ulmus parvifolia, Cascade Style, Excellent Trunk & Bark


Bonsai, Chinese Elm, Ulmus parvifolia, Cascade Style, Excellent Trunk & Bark


Bonsai, Chinese Elm, Ulmus parvifolia, Cascade Style, Excellent Trunk & Bark


Bonsai, Chinese Elm, Ulmus parvifolia, Cascade Style, Excellent Trunk & Bark


Bonsai, Chinese Elm, Ulmus parvifolia, Cascade Style, Excellent Trunk & Bark


Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia). Grown by yours truly since 12′ and well worked to produce a high quality end tree. The bark is building up nicely and in proportion to this size of tree. The roots have been worked several times and are well along. Overall a super quality tree that has been carefully crafted over the years. TREE WILL BE BARE SOON FOR WINTER. Measurements: Height: 9″ Width: 16″ Trunk Diameter: 2″ Nebari (root spread): 4″. The item “Bonsai, Chinese Elm, Ulmus parvifolia, Cascade Style, Excellent Trunk & Bark” is in sale since Sunday, November 17, 2019. This item is in the category “Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Plants, Seeds & Bulbs\Plants & Seedlings\Bonsai”. The seller is “newworldbonsai” and is located in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Modified Item: No
  • Custom Bundle: No
  • Non-Domestic Product: No
  • Plant Form: Pre-Bonsai
  • Soil pH: Acidic
  • Climate: Tropical
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • USDA Hardiness Zone (°F): 5 (-20 to -10 °F)
  • Foliage: Semi-evergreen
  • Watering: Medium

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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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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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