A Chinese elm

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A Chinese elm

Postby Grant Bowie » December 14th, 2018, 9:48 am

Hi all,

here is an elm that I bought as rough nursery stock for a student but then it was not needed and sat around for a while so I cut it down by about 2/3rds and waited for it to resprout; which it did profusely.The next spring I removed easily 90% to 95%+ of the roots to get it from an 8"200mm pot into a shallow Tokoname pot. Got some root cuttings off it as well.

I am really getting into smaller bonsai.


For this season I let the new growth elongate and harden off then cut back hard.

This is where its at now, it will bud agin soon and I will do a winter thin out next winter.

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Re: A Chinese elm

Postby Keels » December 14th, 2018, 11:07 am

Nice looking elm grant
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Re: A Chinese elm

Postby melbrackstone » December 14th, 2018, 4:06 pm

Impressive in such a short time!
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