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Bonsi Chinese elm problem.

Kev121Kev121 Posts: 66


I've got a Chinese elm bonsi which has a great shape but I've noticed the leaves are only growing at the end of the branches. 

Any advice most welcome,thanks kevin.


  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,488

    My guess would be lack of water. I was given a Chinese Elm bonsai (one of those cheap ones produced by the million sole in every supermarket) and it looked poorly until I put it in the garden. Doing fine ever since...I put a money plant in the bonsai pot and tray and it is a much better plant for that location.

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,003

    I was given one of those bonsai elms 12 years ago as part of a birthday present.  I planted it out in the garden and it is now a fine, healthy, mixed hedging plant that I keep at about 4'6" high.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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