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Post  Recoil Rob on Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:37 am

I have one of each. The Siberian Elm began to bud out about three weeks ago, indeed I have already repotted it and started pruning.

The Chinese Elm, however, has not yet started to bud out. Some of the thinner branch ends are a little dry but the main branches are green underneath the bark and pliable. Any advice? Are they late bloomers?

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Post  Marty Weiser on Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:14 am

I would anticipate that Siberian elm would bud sooner than Chinese elm since they come from a much colder climate. In the colder climate the growing season is much shorter so they would need to take advantage of every day of warmth to grow. Probably why they also grow like weeds in warmer climates. I checked mine and neither type has started to move, but we only warmed 2 weeks ago from a later winter blast for the month of February into early March.

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Post  Recoil Rob on Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:41 am

Thanks for the report Marty, we are at 60's daytime, 20's nighttime but still no budding. Will report back if and when there's movement.


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Post  Recoil Rob on Wed May 22, 2019 1:01 am

Well, it's been just about 2 months since my Siberian elm started leafing out and nothing from my Chinese Elm. I had it on my outside table with the rest of my trees but no luck. I watered it everyday  and weekly scraped a little bark and, while still slightly green, it looked like I've killed another tree. I purchased this last year from another member of my local club who was phasing out of bonsai and had hopes for it, it was a well formed tree as you can see from the branch structure. This past weekend I stopped watering it and put it in my "Bonsai Fossil Museum" along with my first tree, a lovely fully sculpted boxwood I had no business starting out with. I keep these skeletons to study branch structure.

Tonight while watering my trees I noticed a spider had started building a web on my Chinese Elm.

No, wait, could it be? Lazarus Tree! Back from the dead! Nosferatu!

I don't know, it was in full sunlight without water for 4 days and it just popped, I can't tell you how happy I am I didn't kill another but really, 2 full months behind the Siberian Elm? everything else around here is in full bloom for about a month now.

I'm wondering if it's because the previous owner kept it indoors all year, I had it in an unheated sun porch to go dormant. I'll have to study up before the winter but for now, thumbs up!

Who knows?

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