Dwarf Princess Elm - Pre-Bonsai - Ulmus parvifolia 'Hokkaido'

Regular price $34.99

The Dwarf Princess Elm is a real miniature garden tree with a growth rate of 1 to 2 inches per year. Combine the tiniest of leaves with the most delicate branches, and you have a special gem for the miniature garden.

This tree is fragile. The cork-like wood breaks easily if you are creating a garden for children. 

Note that this tree is deciduous - It has dropped its leaves for the winter and will come back once the weather warms up in spring. 

This current batch is "pre-bonsai" - which means it has been grown to give you a head start for creating your own bonsai tree, the cultivars have been staked and manipulated at a young age to create early movement and unique shape. BUT it can be enjoyed as a miniature garden tree too. Just trim any wayward branches when you see them. Give it a gentle prune in late winter/early spring to keep the canopy bushy and in overall shape in-check.

**Jan.'23 - Trunks are much thicker than the tree shown in the middle photo. Leaves have dropped for the winter, of course.**

  • Tiny leaves and delicate branches
  • Growth rate 1 to 2" per year
  • Cold hardy to -20F, or zones 5-9
  • Heat zones 9-5
  • Full sun - avoid that hot summer afternoon sun to be safe
  • Regular water until established
  • Let dry out to barely damp in between to avoid over watering if planted in a container
  • Comes in a 4" pot
  • An outdoor plant



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If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email Janit at info@twogreenthumbs.com, or call 206-352-0494 and leave a message if we miss you. We are a micro business and don't have a receptionist.

We can only ship plants to the lower 48 States and Alaska. We are certified by the USDA.

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From Helen in CA:

Two Green Thumbs Up !!!!!

I give you 10 Stars + !
The plants are beautiful, healthy and perfect.
The packaging is amazing and I look forward to planting...