According to heritage Victoria, English Elm was a popular tree for park and avenue planting in the nineteenth century. Melbourne’s Royal Parade in Parkville (planted in the early 1900s), and the four planted in the newly established Royal Botanic Gardens (in 1846) are some examples of these strong and beautiful trees.


The English Elm is a large deciduous tree with an upright trunk with spreading branching that forms a lovely dense crown. They produce dark green ovate leaves that turn a golden yellow in Autumn.


A stongly recommended beginners tree. The easy to grow English Elm with its very leaf and fine branch structure make a natural bonsai. As it is a fast growing plant you will quickly develop nice mature twigging. Like the Chinese Elm, the English Elm is one of the most used trees for bonsai.


More about the bonsai:

Full sun to part shade English Elms are very hardy. Given the size of the pot we recommend placing it in a sheltered location from extreme heat. In Summer it will require watering twice a day due to the size of its pot. They can be brought inside in Winter and Autumn to a location that gets great amount of natural light. For optimum vigor it's best to place it outside in Spring and Summer. 


Height: 35cm including its pot

Product photo: 09Aug 21

English Elm Bonsai #04