(225) 784 - 2168 zach@bonsai-south.com

We’re pleased to offer fine quality Water-elm bonsai & pre-bonsai for sale.  Water-elm is a unique, monotypic species uncommonly grown for bonsai.  The foliage is naturally small and wonderfully glossy.  The emergent,  magenta color of the new growth is stunning.

Water Elm (Waelm28pre)

Water Elm – Planera Aquatica

We collected this natural raft-style specimen last summer. I haven’t done a lot of training on it yet, as it’s the sort of bonsai that will work out best if the grow-and-clip method is used. The recumbent base is 7″ in length and stretches most of the way across the pot. The finished height should be about 14″. The pot is an beautiful handmade Lary Howard piece that really complements the tree perfectly.

Estimated Age: 30 years

Price: $335 (delivered)

Ships in mid- to late-April

Item # Waelmbonsai41

Water Elm (Waelm28pre)

Water Elm – Planera Aquatica

We collected this unusual triple-trunk specimen last summer. I love how the three trunks complement each other. This tree was a single-trunk specimen long ago, but something happened to it and it regrew with multiple trunks. The base is 2″ across, and it’s 16″ tall. The pot is an unglazed, handmade Lary Howard piece that suits the composition beautifully.

Estimated Age: 30 years

Price: $195 (delivered)

Ships in mid- to late-April

Item # Waelmbonsai40

Water Elm (Waelm28pre)

Water Elm – Planera Aquatica

This Water-elm is just a lovely specimen, featuring one of the most attractive trunks for an upright specimen I’ve ever seen. The taper is wonderful, the subtle movement superb. I just trimmed it back, and in a couple of weeks it will push its final round of growth for 2019.  The trunk base is 2″ across, and it’s 19″ tall. The pot is a beautiful Lary Howard handmade piece.

Estimated Age: 30-40years

Price: $350 (delivered)

Ships now, or in 4 weeks if you’re outside the fire ant part of the country

Item # Waelmbonsai36

Water Elm (Waelm28pre)

Water Elm – Planera Aquatica

This is “Big Hoss,” a significant Water-elm specimen available semi-trained (initial styling 8/31/19). I collected the big guy in August of 2018. This is one of those trees that can make the centerpiece of a high-quality collection. Water-elms are fast to train, so you can do an initial styling later this year and expect fast development in 2020.  The trunk base is 4.5″ across. I would expect the finished height to be about 36″, when all is said and done.

Estimated Age: 80-100years

Sale Price: $795 (delivered)

Ships now, or in 4 weeks if you’re outside the fire ant part of the country

Item # Waelm38pre

Water Elm (Waelm28pre)

Water Elm – Planera Aquatica

An August 2018 collect, this is a nice masculine Water-elm with great trunk character. I started the design in April, and the branch structure is developing quickly.  The trunk base is 2.5″ across, and it’s 18″ tall from the soil surface.  The pot is a beautiful Lary Howard piece that really complements the bark and foliage color.

Estimated Age: 35-45years

Price: $390 (delivered)

Ships 7/8/19

Item # Waelmbonsai35

Water Elm (Waelm28pre)

Water Elm – Planera Aquatica

UPDATE 2/23: New pot!

Collected in August of 2018, this specimen has great trunk movement and character.  It grew out strong following collection and was originally potted in 2019. This year it went into a slightly larger pot which is better suited to the tree.  The trunk base is 2″ across, and it’s 18″ tall from the soil surface.  The pot is an exquisite handmade piece by Lary Howard.

Estimated Age: 25-35 years

Price: $365 (delivered)

Ships in spring

Item # Waelmbonsai32

 

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