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.


Height: 45cm including its pot

Photos: 30 Sep 21, 09Aug 21

English Elm Bonsai #05