Chinese Elm Bonsai Tree

Chinese Elm Bonsai Tree

The Chinese Elm Bonsai Tree is reminiscent of the art of bonsai as something not unique to Japanese culture. As such, this comes as a recommended buy from 9GreenBox for both green thumbs and beginning gardeners.

As an evergreen, this plant will continue to bear leaves throughout the four seasons of the year.

Adding to the mature look, this was trained and grown under controlled conditions, perfect if you want to achieve the old bonsai look without much of an effort.


  • Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays are no shipping days
  • Initially grown for ten years before being released into the market
  • Height is around 10 to 12 inches
  • Ideal for inside of the house upkeep
  • Set and potted with a ceramic plan oval bowl.


A Chinese Elm Bonsai tree is a thick limbed bonsai variety originally from China, with small leaves. It may survive outdoors but may be placed indoors, as it loves full exposure to sunlight. When it is being planted in areas with light climate, the tree can stay in the outdoors even during cold seasons.

The idea is to never leave them in freezing conditions all of the time. The leaves may either drop during this time or may stay on their branches until better conditions appear. The tree is also wonderfully low maintenance for some because it generally does not need a high quality soil or fertilizer.

Even a mixture of some homemade fertilizer with commercial ones added to standard quality soil will do. In addition, during dormancy or winter seasons, the tree should not be given more than the usual water and sunlight.

Like other bonsais, they need to be watered every two to three days, or more specifically when their roots are dry. They also need to be protected against constant moisture. However, this is the norm for most bonsais, so this may not be new information for some growers.

As for the pruning and wiring, the best part about this type of bonsai is that if left alone, the limbs may thicken naturally. If you are given to the trimming sickness or are addicted to trimming frequently, then this is a good outlet for you. The Chinese Elm tree will result in thick foliage.

Re-potting of ten year olds can be done every three to four years. The tree from 9GreenBox is already trained with standard and guide wires to look dramatically different with two curves on its limbs as well as a slightly classy wide scattering of branches and leaves.

Generally, the customers receive the product in great condition, without any problems concerning pests or fungal infections. Many of such trees thrived and flourished, even after being found to be filled with pests or after an initial period of looking like it was dying out.

The idea here is to be well-informed about how to take care of the bonsai before buying the product in the first place.

However, there are generally more people who found the tree to be relatively easy to take care of.

In addition, the product can be shipped to all areas in the United States.

Things to Be Aware of

Unfortunately, the Chinese Elm Bonsai tree is highly susceptible to pests such as Spider mites and aphids, so it is advisable to check your plant once you receive it. Once you work out the problem, meaning the identification of the pests, apply the appropriate insecticide as soon as possible.

It is also advisable to spray mists of water every once in a while to aid the effect before the insecticide is applied. Most of the complaints stem from this problem and at times, systemic infestation is evident, meaning the whole tree is affected.

Some problems are that the trees died out within a few days to a few weeks after arriving in the customers’ homes.

Other problems, which may be more minor than these are the following: incorrect product delivery, too small letters on the instruction, cracked pots and the difference in appearance from what was shown online (but this only natural).

Some of the packaging was overly done, with some of the tape overlapping some branches, making it hard for some to take off the tape without breaking some of the branches.

Bottom Line

Consider well before buying this product. Although most of the time customers get a healthy bonsai tree, you cannot discount the time if and when you may have to deal with pests, which is the number one problem with this product.