Nice little trees.Purchased my very first pre-bonsai nursery stock tree. A Hokkaido Chinese elm tree. I repotted into Hoffman bonsai soil and placed it in a slightly larger pot and I’m keeping it in shade and slowly letting sun get to it. Letting it grow this year and develop a trunk
Thank you Mike. I just purchased and potted it a week ago this is why I put it in shade. I have it in almost full sun now but my backyard is wooded currently so I give it the sunniest spot I can. It was in a greenhouse when I got it too. I just want to introduce it slowly to the sun.Nice little trees.
Stick it in full sun. It's a Chinese elm sport. So full sun.
They tend to grow kind of slow to build trunks.
They are brittle. Wiring is just about useless for styling. So learn how to do clip and grow.
Get a good set of shears. You'll be using them a lot.
Be ready to be a bud rubber. It's going to want to pop buds out on the trunk everytime you cut something off.
They are superb mame or shohin sized trees because of the leaf size. The tiniest of all elms.
It's an elm so don't hesitate to treat it like one. It looks fragile but except for being brittle isn't really. That means it will grow roots like mad. It will be easy to repot. If you cut something off and decide you shouldn't have don't worry. It will probably grow back.
Nice little trees actually. Fascinating in their miniatureness.
If they could take winters here I'd have a bunch of Hokkaido elms.Thank you Mike. I just purchased and potted it a week ago this is why I put it in shade. I have it in almost full sun now but my backyard is wooded currently so I give it the sunniest spot I can. It was in a greenhouse when I got it too. I just want to introduce it slowly to the sun.
I will stop babying it per your advice and go ahead with trimming and styling it as a shohin whilst keeping it in the large pot for more roots and slow trunk development.
Very much appreciate the advice!
|Thread starter||Similar threads||Forum||Replies||Date|
|Can anything be done to improve this hideous orange tree?||Fruiting||9|
|I.....think.... I see a new tree....????||General Discussion||11|
|M||Good bonsai trees for less lit and humid area||General Discussion||2|
|Please Help Identify this Tree!!||General Discussion||11|
|Possibly the tiniest flowers I have ever seen along with tiny leafs...||Flowering||11|