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

Elm - English (Ulmus procera)

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

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Elm - English (Ulmus procera) Bonsai Tree Type (Outdoors) ELM - ENGLISH (ULMUS PROCERA) -

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 : INSECTICIDE>SYSTEMIC INSECTICIDE s 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>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 DAI>DAIly during growing season - more if hot - sparingly in winter to keep moist. Reduce wateing if leaves drop.

WARNING : INSECTICIDE>SYSTEMIC INSECTICIDE s 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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