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General Category => Deciduous Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: SC_Pulse on November 04, 2013, 10:10 PM

Title: Need help IDing this!!
Post by: SC_Pulse on November 04, 2013, 10:10 PM
I received this tree as a gift and I have no clue what it is. ??? ??? Does anybody recognize it so that I can care for it properly. Thanks!!
Title: Re: Need help IDing this!!
Post by: bwaynef on November 04, 2013, 10:22 PM
It looks like a chinese elm, Ulmus parvifolia.  They're deciduous, but sometimes treated like a subtropical.  Since this one's leaves have turned colors, I'd suggest letting it go dormant and protecting it over winter.  The level of protection will vary with your location, but your username gives me a hint as to where that might be.  Fill out your profile for better replies.


Welcome aboard,
Title: Re: Need help IDing this!!
Post by: Hubris on November 04, 2013, 10:29 PM
Came from Johns green house if that helps any Wayne the inside part not under the big tree
Title: Re: Need help IDing this!!
Post by: SC_Pulse on November 04, 2013, 10:32 PM
Thanks for the quick reply! I actually received it from the member here named Hubris. I believe he bought a maple that you wired up   :D I haven't done much research on a Chinese Elm but I am wanting to keep it on my office desk. Do they make good indoor trees? I have a window in my office that faces to the east so it gets good morning sun.
Title: Re: Need help IDing this!!
Post by: Jerry Norbury on November 30, 2013, 11:22 AM
No - there's insufficient light on your desk.

Ideally outside but if indoors, right next to a window.

Source: I own over 50 Chinese elms and only one is indoors (right next to a window)...and I live in the same USDA zone (but in Amsterdam).