Zelkova Bonsai Material - Japanese Grey Bark Elm

Out of stock
£285.00 £237.50
  • The finest variety of elm for bonsai
  • Very rare and unusual massive trunk
  • Lots of carving work required
  • Planted in a plastic nursery pot
  • Only one available, you will receive the tree in the pictures

Zelkova serrata

A very popular tree for (normally) small bonsai. Their value stems from their very fine quality of detail. Beautiful small serrated leaves on red petioles - Ultra fine twigging and gorgeous bark all conspire to make a species supremely suited to Bonsai Cultivation. Zelkova serrata is probably the finest elm species for bonsai. The species is fully hardy in the U.K. Water well and feed often. To help build good ramification pinch new shoots as the fourth new leaf forms. Delightful lemon yellow / red autumn colour.

Now here's a first. Recently we stumbled across a small number of these massive zelkova stumps. The species is known in bonsai for it's use in creating delicate broom style bonsai and that's pretty much all we ever see, until now. Massive part worked zelkova that has had a rudimentary branch selection/wire done and some basic carving. Well established and growing like crazy. A huge amount of carving to do! A great opportunity to make something unique and at a bargain price too!

28" tall above it's pot. 25" wide overall. 12" diameter nebari

Planted in a plastic nursery pot.

The subject pictured is the EXACT plant we will send you. Appearance may vary depending upon the season.

In stock and available for delivery within two or three working days.

Price includes delivery to any U.K mainland address (except Highlands and Islands).

Fast Safe Delivery to E.U countries see our shipping rates  as a guide and contact us for a shipping quote (before purchasing) and further details. info@kaizenbonsai.com 

Not available for shipping outside the European Union (ie: the USA). Importing plants without correct permissions can land you with a VERY big fine or prison time.

We do not provide cultural information for this tree other than the above (relevant to the UK climate only). Please ensure you have the skills and facilities to care for this plant in your location before you decide to purchase.