Japanese Grey Bark Elm Zelkova Bonsai Ball Plant 22-25cm Tall

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  • Perfect introduction to the rewarding world of bonsai
  • A beautiful deciduous tree with dark green serrated foliage and grey bark
  • Immensely satisfying to grow and care for
  • Happy in a cool, bright room or outdoors in the warmer months
  • Supplied ready planted at 22-25cm tall
  • Including a 12cm ceramic bonsai pot with tray
  • SKU...5023244/5023244[8044]

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Zelkova Serrata, also known as the Japanese Grey Bark Elm, is a wonderful starting point as you enter the magical world of bonsai, a revered art form in Japan and China for 2000 years. A delightful deciduous tree with a naturally upright growing habit, peeling grey bark and serrated glossy dark green leaves. Years of highly skilled training and pruning have contributed to this elegant miniature tree, already well established in a special ceramic bonsai pot. A native of Japan and China, Zelkova is happy in a cool, bright room away from heat sources. It will also thrive outdoors from early summer where it will soon acclimatise to cooler nights and warmer days. As a deciduous tree, it will lose its leaves in the autumn, when it can be brought back indoors for the winter. Trees that have been kept indoors year-round may retain some of their foliage over winter. Bonsai need regular watering as they can easily dry out. This is especially important if your Zelkova is growing outdoors, when the small amount of compost in the pot can dry out quickly on a warm, sunny day. Regular feeding between March and September is necessary to keep it growing healthily. A light trim will be required each Autumn to perfect the tree's shape. Supplied ready planted, 22-25cm tall including a 12cm ceramic bonsai pot with tray.

General Bonsai Tree Care: Watering your Bonsai: Because it is restricted in a small pot, your bonsai will need checking morning and evening to see if it needs watering. Keep your bonsai on its tray; this will catch the water draining through the holes in the bottom of the pot and will create some humidity around your bonsai, especially useful if you have central heating on. Don't let your bonsai sit in water as this can damage its roots.

Where to put your Bonsai: During winter place your bonsai in the brightest place possible, avoiding artificial heat such as radiators. If placing your bonsai on a windowsill, keep it out of direct sunlight as they prefer cooler rooms. During the summer, your bonsai will enjoy a spell outside, just remember to keep it in a bright, sheltered position.

Feeding your Bonsai: We always recommend feeding your bonsai with a specialist fertiliser - ordinary plant foods can be too strong for the bonsai and may scorch the roots. Feed once a week to once a fortnight during the spring, summer and autumn.
Reduce the feeding to approximately once a month in mid-winter when it is barely growing. Yellowing of the leaves if the bonsai is deficient in nutrients.

How to Prune Your Bonsai: Once new shoots have grown to about 2-3cm, using a sharp pair of bonsai scissors carefully cut back to the first pair of new leaves. Your bonsai has individual branches and you should prune to maintain the gaps between them. Prune regularly to maintain the shape - start as soon as you get your tree. During the growing season any long shoots or crossing branches should be trimmed back.

This product is offered for sale for home delivery exclusively via our website only. The images represent established plants, the supplied product may be younger. All heights listed are approximate and fully established plant heights may vary. The amount of foliage, buds or bloom on the plant will depend on what part of the season the product is purchased.

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This product benefits from a specialised plant shipment service and is delivered directly from the supplier. All products are packaged with extreme care and transported in specially designed plant containers. Delivery is only available to mainland England and Wales (see delivery exclusion information below) for this product. Please be aware when ordering multiple plants they may be arrive on different dates. This is due to some of the products being dispatched from separate warehouses to ensure the best conditions for delivery.

Delivery exclusions: Regrettably we are unable to deliver to: AB, BT, DD8-11, GY, HS, IM, IV, JE, KA27-28, KW, PA20-80, PH19-50, TR21-25, ZE. Orders received to excluded delivery locations will be automatically cancelled and refunded.

Please note: Plants and trees are classed as perishable goods and are excluded from our returns policy. This does not affect your statutory rights. See our Cancellation & Returns page for further details. In the unlikely event that you receive your goods damaged or you have been sent the incorrect item, please report your issues to our customer service team within 24 hours. Perishable goods cannot be returned unless we have sent the wrong item, or they are damaged. Lifestyle photographs are for illustration, 1x product listed supplied only. Please read all packaging and instructions thoroughly before use.

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