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Bonsai Care For Elm - Chinese (Ulmus parviflora) (Tree Type (Indoors))



Elm - Chinese (Ulmus parviflora)

Elm - Chinese (Ulmus parviflora) - (Tree Type (Indoors))

  
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Elm - Chinese (Ulmus parviflora) Bonsai Tree Type (Indoors) ELM - CHINESE (ULMUS PARVIFLORA) -

Small, round tree with a VARIETY of BARK types ranging from smooth, grey to cork bark, both bearing small, dark green, glossy LEAVES with serrated edges.

Claimed to be the most popular /best for BONSAI>BONSAI. May be grown indoors, when they will not drop leaves in winter, or outdoors, when they will drop leaves.

STYLE : Suitable for all styles but delicate twigs and stout, long, flexible ROOTS make it especially suited to broom and root-over-rock styles.

WARNING : SYSTEMIC INSECTICIDE s and FUNGICIDEs cause DEFOLIATION in Chinese elms. Fleshy roots need some protection from frost.




Care Info

ELM - CHINESE (ULMUS PARVIFLORA) -

REPOT : Annually in early spring until 10 years old and then as required.

SOIL : Free draining soil : 40:60 GRIT:organic.

PRUNE : Anytime indoors, mid spring (before bud burst) outdoors. In winter prune out dead areas or branch tips that have become too heavy.

PINCH : Trim to 2 LEAVES per shoot during growing season.

WATER : Water DAIly during growing season - more if hot - sparingly in winter to keep moist. Reduce wateing if leaves drop.

FEED : Weekly BALANCED FEED during first month after bud burst then every two weeks until late summer.

WARNING : SYSTEMIC INSECTICIDE s and FUNGICIDEs cause DEFOLIATION in Chinese elms. Fleshy ROOTS need some protection from frost.



   
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