I have had this Hokkaido Elm for a few years now, and have been slowly bringing the branches down with guy-wires. It needed a new pot this year, and low and behold the branches sprung back from the guy wires. Everyone who has ever had one of these trees has told me "They are impossible to wire!" Well, that is almost true. I only wired 5 branches, one of which broke right in two. So, they are 20% impossible to wire. The branches are extremely brittle, but the twiggy structure, and the smallest leaves of all the elms make it irresistible for bonsai. It is potted in a very unique pot from North Eagle Pottery of Sonoma County. Ready to show this year?