Chinese Elm
Ulmus parvifolia
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines The soil should be kept countinously moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Bonsai fertilizer (e.g. N4-P6-K6).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers full sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm summer (average around 20 °C) and cold winter (average under 15 °C) climates.
pH range 4.8 - 7.1
Acidity preference is not very pH sensitive
Toxicity not poisonous

Origin

Climate humid subtropical

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Names

Other common names Lacebark Elm, Bonsai
Family Ulmaceae
Other scientific names Microptelea parvifolia, Planera parvifolia, Ulmus campestris var. chinensis, Ulmus chinensis, Ulmus parvifolia, Ulmus virgata

Characteristics

Growth form tree
Hardiness USDA 5 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -29°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • green
Blooming months
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    1Jan
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    2Feb
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    3Mar
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    4Apr
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    5May
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    6Jun
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    7Jul
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    8Aug
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    9Sep
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    10Oct
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    11Nov
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    12Dec
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    8
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    10
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Leaf color
  • green
Repotting frequency every three to five years