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Ulmus parvifolia (Chinese Elm) seeds

Ulmus parvifolia (Chinese Elm) seeds

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One of the most splendid Elm trees and a firm Bonsai favourite. Has small, leathery, glossy green leaves which last well into winter and, in mild areas, may persist until new growth appears in early spring. Disease-resistant. As an added bonus, the Chinese Elm is attractive to butterflies.

Hardy Tree
Height: to 15m (can be restricted by pruning)
Position: Sun

Packet of 25 seeds

 


GROWING GUIDE

Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of the year. Mix equal parts of seed compost, eg. John Innes with vermiculite, perlite or horticultural grit and sow seeds very thinly on the surface, then just cover them with a layer of compost, vermiculite or perlite. Seal inside a polythene bag and place in the fridge for 2 months. After this, move to a propagator or other warm place and maintain an optimum temperature of 18-21C. Germination should take place within 1-3 months. Note: Germination can be very erratic, so sow thinly and prick out the seedlings as they become large enough to handle disturbing the rest of the compost as little as possible.

An alternative method is to sow in pots as above during late summer to early winter then place in a cold frame and let nature take its course as the seasons change with the seedlings emerging the next spring.

Growing Instructions: Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm pots and grow on in a cold frame or nursery bed for a year or two then plant out in a sunny position.

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Store seeds in a cool, dry place.