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Chinese Elm Bonsai Tree Outdoor Plant in Ceramic Bonsai Pot Container, 7-Years Old, 8 to 10 in.

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  • Deciduous tree thrives outdoors
  • Great for beginners, slow growing and forgiving bonsai variety
  • Includes ceramic bonsai pot and humidity tray
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About This Product

Native to East Asia the Chinese Elm is one of the most popular bonsai trees, especially among beginners. These lovely semi-evergreen trees can grow up to 65 feet tall in their native habitat, but have been cultivated in miniature form for Bonsai for generations. It is an ideal choice for those just starting out because it is slow-growing and tolerant, the Chinese Elm allows beginners plenty of time and forgiveness to grow accustomed to bonsai care making it one of the most loved and most undemanding of miniature trees. These tiny trees feature beautiful, distinctive dark gray to reddish brown bark that turns fissure and corky when mature. It has a lovely branching shape with delicate, oval shaped toothed leaves that showcase a fresh green color and a delightfully tiny leaf. It has a highly predictable growth pattern, making it ideal for beginners who are just getting used to training Bonsai. Each live plant is shipped with the Phytosanitary Certificate as required by the USDA.


  • Botanical Name: Ulmus parvifolia
  • Chinese Elm trees are deciduous trees that thrive outdoors in temperatures above 20 degrees F (with protection)
  • Great for beginners, the Chinese Elm bonsai is a slow-growing and forgiving bonsai variety
  • Features a distinctive sturdy and winding trunk, and contrasting delicate branches
  • Delicate and lively foliage grows from evenly spread branches, and can be crafted to your unique expression with consistent care and maintenance
  • Includes ceramic bonsai pot that compliments the natural beauty of the tree, pots will vary in shape and color
  • Bonsai tray with decorative rock elevates the bonsai plant from excess moisture to prevent root rot
  • Sturdy trunk and delicate evenly spread branches symbolize the balance of nature-bonsai trees can bring feelings of harmony and a connection to nature into any home decor or office space
  • Grown with care at Brussel's Bonsai in Mississippi, USA, each Bonsai Tree is meticulously cared for in our state-of-the art greenhouse
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Model # CT-9006CE

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Mature Height (in.): 10 in.


Mature Height (in.)

10 in.


Additional Characteristics


Age (years)


Average Shipping Height (in.)

9 in

Best Time to Plant

Fall to Winter

Blossom Color Family

No Blossoms

Botanical Name

Ulmus parvifolia

Common Name Family

Elm Tree

Container Size

10 Inches

Container Type

Ceramic Bonsai Pot

Hardiness Zone

1 (-60 to -50 F)

Light Requirements

Any Light

Number of plants included (Pack-Size)


Pet Friendly

Safe for Dogs



Water Requirements


Questions & Answers

Q:Hi, Can the Chinese Elm Bonsai stay indoors all year long ? Thanks Tim
by|Dec 3, 2021
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  Yes it can.

by|May 25, 2022
    Q:Can I keep a Chinese Elm indoors with a grow light?
    by|Nov 22, 2021
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  Yes you can.

    by|May 25, 2022
      Q:Does this Bonsai come already shaped like the sample picture shows? Daughter purchased bonsai from other source and Chinese Elm was straight plant, no curves at all.
      by|Oct 8, 2021
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  Yes, it have trained and shaped when I ordered from Brussel bonsai through Homedepot. Similar sample pictures show.

      by|Oct 9, 2021
        Q:Is this bonsai ok to plant directly in the ground?
        by|Nov 23, 2020
        1 Answer
        Answer This Question

        A:  No.

        by|Jun 3, 2021
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          Customer Reviews

          4 out of 5

          • 4 out of 124 reviews
          • 76% recommend this product
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          Gorgeous tree, but died not long after getting it
          Despite the highest level of care, the tree died.
          • Verified Purchase
          Beautiful tree came packed well no problems fast shipping will...
          Beautiful tree came packed well no problems fast shipping will be ordering more fir sure
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          this is my dying little bonsai tree soooo sad...
          this is my dying little bonsai tree soooo sad
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          1 found this review helpful
          Does not resemble a 10 year old Elm
          I have about 30 bonsai and this is the smallest and skinniest Chinese elm I have ever got for a 10 year old tree. Very narrow trunk and not tall at all. I have ordered from bonsai outlet and eastern leaf and for the same price you get a much nicer piece. Feel like they didn’t send me the right one
            1 found this review helpful
            Beautiful little bonsai tree
            I really think this is one of the more beautiful trees I've seen. I'm wondering if some of the negative reviews are because of FedEx dropping the ball and getting the tree there days late. It's supposed to be next day shipping and FedEx missed the delivery and then was going to deliver it 4 days late. My suggestion is if you're going to order one order it on the weekend so they can get it out and it will have all week to get to you. Luckily when I first hard enough FedEx decided to give me a Saturday delivery. Otherwise they were going to wait until Monday.
              • Recommended
              tree is huge and beautiful. nice fat nebari
              This tree over exceeded my expectations............
                • Recommended
                2 found this review helpful
                What I received was different what I ordered
                I received the Bonsai on time. What I ordered is the one which tree stump is curved which is what I like most on the Bonsai. However what I received it different, the best part I like for the bonsai is nothing. I understand each of the item will not be the same, but the mail part of the Bonsai should be very similar. I was disappointed. xz
                  Died in 2 weeks.
                  My mom kept the tree outdoor in the shade and followed the watering instructions. She was very happy at first now the tree is a brown dead twig. A refund would be in order for this failed Mother’s Day gift.
                    • Recommended
                    1 found this review helpful
                    Beautiful little tree
                    Came well packaged and in good health, soil was moist. A really pretty little tree! Love it!
                      • Recommended
                      2 found this review helpful
                      Very Nice Tree
                      This is a great tree. I received it on March 11, 2014 and it was packaged very well and arrived in great condition soil still wet. I am posting a pic. taken April 27, 2014. I haven't trimmed it yet it has been growing so fast. It has lots of new growth. I would suggest buying this tree. Put it outside not in direct sunlight but where it gets plenty of light. Great Tree! Oh yes, it was also 12in tall from top of soil to top of leaves when I got it. It has grown 1/2in since then. And 1 more thing I live in southeast TX and I do check the soil every day. The heat can dry this plant out fast so I have to water it 1 a day to every other day.
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                        4 found this review helpful
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