Monday, 24 February 2014

Chinese Elm Bonsai

Chinese Elm Bonsai - Year 2005

I just got this Chinese Elm bonsai. It has lovely structure and some nice bends. I will be documenting the growth of this bonsai tree every month as i learn more about bonsai trees and bending them into awesome shapes. 

About the chinese elm

The Chinese Elm, Ulmus Parvifolia: is a remarkably engaging species with little green leaves, fine twigs, heavenly extensions and a bending trunk. It has superb trunk basal flare, and brings out an idea of age grace. 

The Chinese Elm Bonsai tree, local to China, Japan and Korea, is amongst the most mainstream elaborate trees for novices, as it is not difficult to nurture, and remarkable to take a gander at. In hotter climates the Chinese elm will remain evergreen, in cooler climates the tree is decidous, in any case, its leaves will wait at the finish of developing season. 

The little leaves are hard situated, making it an extraordinary member in Bonsai. The bark has phenomenal attributes and compositions, going from smooth to harsh. 

One of the fundamental attractions of the Chinese elm is the noteworthy differentiation that might be attained between a thick trunk and the delicacy of quite fine development at the tips of the extensions. Watering and feeding your Chinese elm plays a very important part in its healthy growth.

Wired up Bonsai

I have already attached some wires to this bonsai tree, and bent some of the branches to get some platforms going on this bonsai. Once all the wiring has been done, you need to be careful not to leave them on for too long or make them too tight or you could ruin the trunk of your bonsai tree as it gets bigger. Wiring a bonsai can be a lot of fun and very relaxing. Just be sure to choose the right thickeness of wire for your bonsai. Depending on the flexibility of your bonsai will tell you what thickness wire you should be using on you tree while shaping it.

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