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Elm - English (Ulmus procera)

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Elm - English (Ulmus procera) - Bonsai Tree Type (Outdoors) Bonsai Care

Small, round tree with fissured, grey-brown bark bearing dark green, glossy leaves with serrated edges which are somehwhat larger than the Chinese elm. Foliage turns bright yellow in autumn.

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 insecticides and fungicides cause defoliation in Elms. Fleshy roots need some protection from frost

Care Info

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.

WARNING : Systemic insecticides and fungicides cause defoliation in Elms. Fleshy roots need some protection from frost

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


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