Massive leaf drop: We were contacted recently by a customer, who had purchased a Chinese Elm in the Autumn, having experienced massive leaf drop.
If you’re reading this and have experienced this too, don’t panic! We had a particularly good growing season this year (2019), and so we’re going to see more leaf drop than normal.

Massive leaf drop on chinese elm bonsai

This is due to both the good growing season, and the rapid drop in temperatures that we’ve seen.

As we mention in the details you receive when purchasing a bonsai from us; you should be prepared for some leaf drop with the acclimatising of the plant to your home. This is very normal, as we keep the trees in completely optimal light, heat and humidity conditions in our greenhouse. You, of course, won’t have the same conditions.

You’ll see in the photo that there are plenty of new buds on the tree. This tree, therefore, is alive and well and the new leaves will start to grow over the next 2-4 weeks.
All you need to do is keep the soil *just* damp to the touch. Do that, and all will be well in very little time.

We take the very best care of our bonsai trees, so you can be sure that you’re getting the best product for your money. The leaf drop has simply been unprecedented this year, which is why this is happening.

If you’re thinking about purchasing one, have a look at our Chinese Elm Bonsai in our shop. You won’t be disappointed!