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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Wow.What an awesome tree. Quick shipping,packed perfect. The tree was way beyond my expectations. I can’t stop looking at it. Brussel’s gets 5 stars from me. Thank you !!!
Allan hanleySep 25th 2019
Recieved my elm,now i want to start by saying,i dnt care if the fed ex guy throws ur tree from his truck to the patio,,,packaging 2nd to NONE,thank u packing guys,very thurall,NOW for the tree,absolutely better than picture,brussels bonsai is THE LEADER in QUALITY,PRICE,PACKAGING nd the end result is,,,u will have a much better tree than anticipated i promise!!!!!!!!! If u purchase any tree from any other competitor,,,U WILL BE PRETTY UPSET UPON DELIVERY ND OPENING UP UR TREE,,,I PURCHASED FROM EVERY COMPETITOR OF BRUSSELS,,,,ND AGAIN I STAND BY THIS COMPANY 1,000% ON THERE PRODUCT,,,,U HAVE BEEN WARNED,,,,ONLY PURCHASE FROM BRUSSELS FOR QUALITY PRODUCT!!!!!!!!!!!!
Warren VanderhuleOct 20th 2018
Large Chinese Elm
A georgous tree. Perfect shape
David PollardAug 28th 2018
Thank You! I received my Chinese Elm today. Its in great shape well packaged for shipping and fast shipping on top of that. Wonderful trunk and limb shape foliage in perfect condition. Great Price too. Thanks Again!
BILLY LILEJun 20th 2018
I love my chinese elm.
I had my chinese elm inside in a "good" spot for a month, but the leaves started falling off. Put it outside in a good spot at 85 degrees and it is doing great. Tough little tree!
BILLY LILEJun 7th 2018
I am so glad that I found Brussel's Bonsai. My Chinese Elm is doing great, and is packed with "character." Love this company, they are the best.
S. WaldeckJan 22nd 2018
Outdoor Chinese Elm
Arrived all in one piece. Well packed. Nothing broken. Of course it is winter..the tree is in dormant state. I placed it on the south side..packed with mulch Should do good there.. Come spring I'll,take some pics and sent to you. :):)