Chinese elms are among the best species to grow for bonsai – for deciduous species, by far the best. The trick is to avoid the awful “S” curve imports; or, if you buy one, work on the design until it’s better.
This Chinese elm grove grew up naturally from a spot where I'd lifted a single specimen a few years earlier. They were an instant forest, only requiring some minor adjustment in positioning when I potted them. The group got itself established in a forest tray (a lovely Byron Myrick piece) in 2021, and started ramifying quickly. It takes about three years for the bark on Chinese elms to turn gray once potted, and this is the forerunner of the so-called "lacebark" appearance that happens when they start exfoliating. I would expect this to begin happening annually in about two more years.
The height of the tallest tree in this forest is 27" (I love "tall tree" forests).
The custom forest tray is by Byron Myrick, and is 17" long.
Estimated Age: 8 years
Shipping: Included in price
|Dimensions||0.75 × 27 in|
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