Japanese Elm Seeds


Grow your own Japanese Elm Bonsai tree with these seeds. It isn’t just the leaves of this tree that are colourful, but also the bark as the Elm matures. The flowers produced have an appealing light fragrance that can be enjoyed in winter.

The Zelkova Serrata is incredibly popular for Bonsai, ideal due to the small size of their leaves and many appealing characteristics. This tree is excellent if you are looking to create a broom style Bonsai and is easy to care for.

Includes a free Japanese Elm Bonsai Tree Growing Guide.

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Relatively easy difficulty – 2/5


Daily throughout the growing season, keep moist in winter


Full sun, part shade in summer




Zelkova Serrata


West Asia


Green foliage, turning yellow, orange, bronze in autumn


Suitable for all bonsai styles, except literati

The Japanese Elm’s leaves are simple and ovate to oblong-ovate with serrated margins, rough on top and smooth on the underside. They are dark green throughout the summer, changing to yellow, orange, red and purple in autumn.

The bark is grey and smooth, and the young shoots are reddish at first. The straight trunk and smooth bark of the Zelkova are appealing characteristics, maturing to grey in colour.

Japanese Elm bonsai seed packet
  • Packet includes 30 seeds and an electronic Japanese Elm Bonsai Growing Guide

24 reviews for Japanese Elm Seeds

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  1. In fridge not planted yet but most sank in water after 24 hours seeds look good quality fast delivery

  2. Great service and a helpful guide to download to help with the planting and growing.. fingers crossed ????

  3. The seeds arrived quickly, were packaged well and in good condition. The QR code links to sowing / growing instructions made it easy to access this information and the instructions themselves were clear. I just need to wait several months for the seeds to cold stratify and then germinate – but that’s part of the anticipation and fun of it.

  4. Many seeds germinated. Helpful and very friendly seller

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