A dwarf Elm that may eventually grow 2m (6 foot) high or more. In an alpine plant catalogue? Well, it has its uses - it is an absolute miniature version (relatively speaking) of an Elm tree, but why we offer it, is because it lends itself perfectly for bonsai (or semi-bonsai) purposes.
When grown in the restricted root-run of a container it will form a perfect small tree, without pruning. Branched, herringbone stems clothed in small, rough, toothed leaves, just like its bigger relatives. And if you fancy having a go at bonsai, this would be a perfect starter plant. To that end, we grow these (like all our plants) in a compost containing loam, grit and sand so it falls easily from the rootball (unlike plants grown in peat-based compost) making transferring to a shallow bonsai container easier.