The Seiju Dwarf Lacebark Elm is an excellent candidate for bonsai but you don't have to use as a bonsai - it's perfect for miniature gardening except without all the high maintenance! Great for fairy gardens and railroad gardens too.
Slow grower, prune in late winter to slow the growth rate down even more. Deciduous, meaning it will shed it's leaves in the fall.
Prune-away any of the bottom branches to shape it into a tree-form. Keep the bottom of the trunk clear of any new growth and trim away any new, wayward top-shoots as you see them.
**The Seiju Elm is deciduous. If you are ordering in the fall & winter months, the tree will be going/gone dormant for the winter but will reward your patience with a fresh new flush of tiny leaves come springtime.
- Tiny leaves are in scale
- Trees are about 6" to 7" tall right now
- Will grow into an upright broad canopy
- A popular Bonsai subject
- Sun to part shade, shelter from hot sun
- Regular water
- Grows 2-4" per year
- Can be pruned easily when dormant to slow down the growth even more
- Upright broad shape
- Hardy Zones 5 to 7 or -20F
- Heat zones 7 - 5
- An outdoor plant
Note: This is a deciduous plant. It will lose its leaves in the fall and come back in the spring when the weather warms up. An outdoor plant.
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