This is our first time offering this variety of elm. These are used widely as bonsai across much of the bonsai world. They grow extremely fast and start showing great bark characteristics quickly. The foliage stays small and ramification seems to come naturally. A wonderful elm cultivar for bonsai creating. Grown from cutting at Kaede Bonsai-en, these trees are well established in 2 1/4" containers.
We will be offering 50 of these only. I’m curious to see their desirability at this age and size.
Common Name: Seiju Chinese Elm
Latin Name: Ulmus Parviflora var. ‘Seiju’
Native to: Standard Chinese Elm is native to China, while this cultivar is native to the US. This likely happened by someone growing Chinese Elm from seed here in America and establishing the cultivar which is now found widely across America.
Climate: Thrives in a wide range of climates. we grow them here in the ground in Maryland without issue. In pots we keep them in an unheated poly covered hoop house.
Care: Treat like a standard Chinese Elm in terms of care. Quite easy to grow.
Size: 2.5-5 inches tall. These were taken as cuttings and left in cutting beds for one season. The following spring potted. They have at least 1 year in their respective pot.
Notes: This is a deciduous tree and therefore will not have foliage during the winter.