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Chinese Elm? Not too sure

Post  nyxm on Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:38 pm

So I picked up this 'little tree' today. I was told that it was a chinese elm, but the leaves do not look anything like the chinese elm that I used to have (RIP). Is this just a different type of elm, or something different altogether. Thanks in advance!

The 'whole' tree


The leaves are smoother than the chinese elm I used to have. It had a jagged edge instead of a smooth edge.

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Post  JMcCoy on Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:47 pm

It looks like a Serissa to me.

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Post  Ryan on Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:48 pm

Yep, looks like a Serissa. I hate them, very temperamental trees. They seem to like to die if light and humidity levels aren't what they want them to be at. I've given up on trying to grow them Rolling Eyes

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Post  nyxm on Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:12 pm

I forgot to mention that even though the tree is at a relatively young age, it already has some "peeling" bark. Is this another characteristic of Serissa?

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Chinese Elm?

Post  bonsaisr on Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:55 am

I agree it looks like a Serissa. Put it in some sun. It should bloom soon. Are you sure you want to tie it in a knot like that? Get some bonsai books out of the library & get some ideas on styling.
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Post  milehigh_7 on Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:52 pm

Looks like dwarf pomegranate to me.

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Post  Ryan on Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:29 am

milehigh_7 wrote:Looks like dwarf pomegranate to me.


Hmm, I'm not sure the bark is dark enough to be Pomegranate. It's light enough to be Serissa, at least.

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Post  nyxm on Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:49 am

bonsaisr wrote:I agree it looks like a Serissa. Put it in some sun. It should bloom soon. Are you sure you want to tie it in a knot like that? Get some bonsai books out of the library & get some ideas on styling.
Iris

What is wrong with the "knot"? It's mostly the reason I chose this tree. I had not seen something like this before, and I thought it looked neat and different.

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Chinese Elm?

Post  bonsaisr on Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:22 am

It's your tree. There is no dispute about tastes. But before you make it permanent, view our galleries and photos from bonsai shows. As I said, get some bonsai books out of the library and see what the world's finest bonsai look like. Then decide.
Iris

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Post  rock on Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:21 am

nyxm wrote:

Well put Iris,

And dude take of off the wall, it will drain better

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Post  CraftyTanuki on Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:57 am

Haha ^^

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Hi Nyxm

Post  tap pi lu on Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:15 am

crops fence. they were planted surrounding the campus, flower garden.
in Vietnam there are many.

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