Chinese Elm – the most popular indoor bonsai tree with a natural twiggy appearance

Firstly, the Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) is the most popular indoor bonsai we grow. And not without good reason. A great bonsai for complete beginners. A truly beautiful variety with small bright green leaves. Evergreen when grown indoors but may be evergreen, semi-evergreen or deciduous when grown outdoors.

Ideal as a conservatory plant which would require extra watering when hot.

A bonsai with excellent twig structure & superb character throughout. Therefore, making it the beautiful representation of a woodland tree. In our opinion, the Chinese Elm is the most perfectly proportioned, easy to care for and adaptable bonsai. It makes a superb bonsai!
Moreover, it can be grown either indoors or outdoors – but please protect from hard frosts if kept in the garden.

A bonsai tree with a wonderful meaning …

Furthermore, known as ‘The tree of harmony’; the Elm symbolises inner strength, intuition, wisdom & love.  A beautiful bonsai which symbolises love, balance, calm and peaceful energy.
Frequently purchased for the sentiment of love & devotion. We think it would make an astounding birthday or anniversary gift.

Our top-selling Indoor bonsai tree for sale …

The Chinese Elm is the perfect choice if you are unsure of which bonsai to purchase. It is, without doubt, the perfect bonsai gift for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries or Christmas. A bonsai tree suitable for everyone. It is easy to prune & suitable for wiring to shape. A fun bonsai to learn on.

Interestingly, it is not fussy about where it is placed & displays boundless beauty. Ideally, this bonsai prefers a bright position away from direct heat sources such as south-facing windows, radiators and televisions.

Lastly, Bonsai Direct offers a first-class service, with FREE next working day delivery to most of the UK. We can also deliver on Saturdays and Sundays.
Free care guides are included. Additionally, please choose your delivery date at the checkout.

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Chinese Elm Indoor Bonsai (Ulmus parvifolia)

Chinese Elm Bonsai (Ulmus parvifolia) or Lacebark Elms as they are commonly known, originate from eastern Asia. This beautiful tree is extremely well regarded as being one of the best indoor bonsai varieties.
It is a fast growing bonsai so produces lovely dense and compact foliage pads, so typical of the informal upright bonsai style. It is a very tolerant bonsai species and fairly adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions.
If you are looking for an indoor bonsai which is very natural in appearance, with a lovely twiggy structure and true tree-like form this would be our recommendation.
A fabulous beginners bonsai with outstanding proportions and very pretty naturally small serrated leaves.
All our bonsai are supplied with full care instructions.
This variety is evergreen when grown indoors (although you may get a little seasonal leaf drop).
In mild climates, it can also be grown outdoors, but it will then revert to being deciduous.
Known as ‘The tree of harmony’, the Elm symbolises inner strength, intuition and wisdom.
A beautiful bonsai which signifies love, balance, calm and a peaceful energy.

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Chinese Elm Bonsai Tree – Ulmus parvifolia

Perfect for beginners Fun to prune Great twig structure Easy to care for Fast growing Beautiful leaf proportion The Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) makes a truly beautiful bonsai. The leaves […]

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