Chinese Elms are deciduous trees with leaves and fine twigging on their secondary branches. These trees are imported from Chinese nurseries where the branches have been painstakingly trained for years. Chinese Elm trees are durable and while preferring outdoor settings; can be displayed indoors for days at a time without ill effects. Thrives outdoors above 20 degrees with protection. Ideal with 13" Humidity Tray
Outdoor bonsai include evergreen varieties like pines and junipers as well as deciduous varieties like maples and elms. All outdoor bonsai are hardy and require seasonal change. Upon receiving your bonsai, it is best to acclimate it in a shady area for one week. All outdoor bonsai prefer morning sun and afternoon shade. Patios, decks and balconies are great areas to display your bonsai during the growing season. Outdoor bonsai can be displayed indoors, but only for short periods of time. You should never leave your bonsai inside for more than five days.
Watering properly is critical to maintaining a healthy bonsai! Outdoor bonsai are watered according to the season. Outdoor bonsai should be watered daily in the spring, summer and fall. In the winter you will not need to water as frequently. However, you should never let your bonsai’s soil dry out. Water your bonsai properly by using a watering can or hose attachment that has a fine-spray nozzle. You should thoroughly soak your bonsai’s soil. Water should be running out of the drain holes. Misting foliage periodically is recommended, but should not be considered watering. General care is also important to maintaining a beautiful bonsai. Bonsai should be periodically trimmed to keep their miniature shape. To best understand trimming and wiring techniques, we recommend purchasing an instructional book.
Your bonsai will need to be repotted every four to five years. It is necessary to repot your bonsai when its root system becomes pot bound. Repotting outdoor bonsai should be done before new growth appears during late winter or early spring. Make sure you are using a good bonsai soil when repotting since regular potting soil will compact and inhibit proper drainage. We recommend waiting at least one growing season before repotting your bonsai to make sure it is well established.
Fertilizing bonsai is required. Most water-soluble and time-released fertilizers work very well when used as directed. We recommend using slow-releasing organic fertilizers for more mature specimen bonsai.
INSECTS & DISEASES
Insects and diseases can attack bonsai just like any other plant. Inspect your bonsai regularly. A brisk spraying of the trunk and foliage periodically will help keep your tree clean. If any problems appear, most garden centers have products available for treatment.
Outdoor bonsai need to experience winter dormancy and should remain outdoors in the winter. Nevertheless, the root systems of outdoor bonsai need protection from extreme winter weather. You should “Heel-In” your bonsai by covering the pot and soil with pine needles or mulch when temperatures approach freezing. We also recommend protecting your bonsai from extremely cold winds by placing it against the south side of your house. In areas that have extremely cold winters, bonsai can be protected in garages, sheds, cold frames or basements. Contact a local bonsai club for more advice.
Rest assured that your tree will reach its destination well hydrated and securely packed. The base of each tree is wrapped in plastic to retain moisture and to prevent any topsoil from spilling during shipment. Trees are wired to the pot, placed inside a double-walled carton for protection and secured with proprietary packing systems to keep them from shifting during transit.
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Your bonsai tree has been grown in a state-of-the-art greenhouse under precisely controlled conditions to achieve optimum health. Your order will be carefully wrapped in a custom
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Received a beautiful tree. It was well packaged. It’s now been a couple of weeks & it’s only lost a couple of handfuls of leaves. I will definitely order from Brussels again!
James S. MacDonnellFeb 24th 2022
chinese elm bonsai
i received the outdoor chinese elm bonsai tree and it was a gift for my wife. we love the tree. it is so cool looking. it arrived quickly and boxed very well. thanks again
EnricoSep 17th 2021
Chinese Elm Bonsai
The Chinese Elm bonsai I received is beautiful, with a bent trunk and trained branches. I was packaged very secure and came quickly. I Highly recommend Brussel’s Bonsai.
Sheila LemleyAug 17th 2021
Can't say enough! We love all of our Brussel's Bonsai trees. Anytime we are close by we have to make a stop! Online ordering has been great! They always arrive quickly and safely, and they are always magnificent!
Thank you so much!
NikkipeteJun 16th 2021
My plant arrived 3 days after ordering it... and it is beautiful! Much better than expected. It's a perfect specimen. Shipped lovingly, with no damage to the plant, nor the pot. Beat my expectations. Highly recommend.
John WinnJun 13th 2021
Unbelievable quality, packing and lighting fast shipment.
I am fairly new to Bonsai. I have a Ginger Ficus I bought at our local HEB (grocery store) and one boxwood I made myself but I really wanted an established, beautiful Chinese Elm to give me a push. I almost bought one from a local nursery but it was $180.00. Out of my range. I found my way to Brussels and had been admiring their Chinese Elms. Then one day they were on sale, plus I had a ten percent first buyers coupon so I ordered one. I ordered it Thursday afternoon and it arrived Sunday!!! I opened the box and "OMG" it was amazing and bigger than I expected. I carefully unboxed it (very well packed) and just sat there staring at it. Twice the tree the 180.00 one was. Beautiful, lush, lots of new growth and a pretty blue pot. I can't believe my luck to find such a treasure, now hopefully I can keep it alive. It might be a bit big for the pot but I am not sure yet. Thanks folks at Brussels Bonsai for picking me a nice first Bonsai and getting it to me so fast.
J NelsonMay 29th 2021
Tree is ok, not great, not horrible. My major complaint is with packing and shipping. The Tree was packed on it's side, and when it finally arrived from FedEx 2 days late from the original estimated date, the tree was dislodged half out of it's pot and had clearly been handled roughly. It's not 2 days transit from MS to TX as the website indicates, so buyers should take this into consideration.
Cortez Townsend Apr 12th 2021
The tree arrived on time well packed and just a beautiful tree i was so impressed that I have also ordered a dawn redwood from this vendor can’t wait will buy again
Frank Costello Mar 18th 2021
Lovely tree. The trunk was a good size and the tree was full of leaves it also had a nice but not crazy shape. No wire mart.
Better than expected.
JohnJul 4th 2020
Our Chinese Elm Bonsai arrived quickly, very well protected packaging, and beautiful to look at. The shape and style exceeded our expectations. It was better than pictured on the website. The tree is about 14 years old and you can tell it has been very carefully manicured and shaped over its life.