Bonsai Training Information

Ulmus glabra
Wych Elm, Scots Elm

Like the oak, the elm is one of Britain's national symbols. A large deciduous tree that is prevalent along most of central and Souther Europe and Asia Minor. Once by far the most common tree in the British Isle, its susceptibility to Dutch Elm disease has now made it a very uncommon large tree. The resultant decline has been extreme and the Wych Elm is now uncommon over much of its former range. It make a lovely medium to large Bonsai.


Formal upright, Informal Upright, Rock-over-root, Clasped-to-rock, Group planting, Saikei




Full Sun, partial shade during the height of summer.


Water regularly, do not let pot dry out.


Feed every two weeks during growing season. Reduce feeding during the hotter summer months.

Leaf and Branch Pruning:

Cut back to 2 leafs once 5/6 are on the stem. Heavy pruning if required before spring.

Re-potting & Growing Medium:

Every two years. 3-4 years for older plants. Prune 30% of roots. Use 30% Loam, 30% Peat, 30% Sand composition. Or use 2 part Akadama with 1 Part Pumice.


Form late spring to summer.


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