ZELKOVA SERRATA - Japanese Elm
Relatively easy difficulty – 2/5
Daily throughout the growing season, keep moist in winter
Full sun, part shade in summer
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.
- Packet includes 30 seeds and an electronic Japanese Elm Bonsai Growing Guide