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Mystery Bonsai!

Posted by phorsaken CA (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 28, 08 at 19:28

Hey everyone, hoping you can help me identify a little Bonsai I picked up today. I normally don't buy my Bonsai, but this little guy was really looking neglected and sad when I was down in Chinatown this morning. It looks to be at least a couple years old, (I noticed some old wiring that has become part of the trunk), and it really has a nice shape, (once I trimmed away a lot of the old and dead growth).

Thanks in advance!


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RE: Mystery Bonsai!

Ulmus parvifolia - Chinese elm, and definitely for outside where you live.

RE: Mystery Bonsai!

Is the old wiring good for the trunk?
Seems like that would be a serious detriment.


RE: Mystery Bonsai!

I think is an Ulmus parvifolia, I think it is the species and not a named variety. 'Seiju' has much smaller leaves and much more warted bark.
As for the wiring, if you can remove it, you should, it may girdle the trunk.

RE: Mystery Bonsai!

In the image, I think you can see that the wire is already embedded in parts of the upper branches. Maybe I'm seeing wrong....


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