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Chinese Hackberry (Celtis sinensis) Bonsai Tree

Chinese Hackberry (Celtis sinensis) is a genus of about 60-70 species of deciduous trees widespread in warm temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, in southern Europe, southern and eastern Asia, and southern and central North America, south to central Africa, and northern and central South America.

Chinese Hackberry trees in the UK are classed as deciduous outdoor trees with correct winter protection or indoor evergreen Bonsai if the conditions are kept right. Both types of Bonsai can allow the trees to be kept outside in the summer months. Give the tree a full sun or mostly sunny location. The trees should not be exposed to frost or extremely high temperatures.

Chinese Hackberry can be grown in most upright informal and formal styles. Single trunk, informal styles are common.

Keep the Chinese Hackberry well watered throughout the growing season. The soil should be kept moist at all other times. Use rainwater if possible and the tree will also benefit from a regular water mist spray.

Young Chinese Hackberry should be repotted annually. Use a good well draining compost mix.

Heavy pruning should be done in early spring. General pruning can be done throughout the growing season.

Feed the bonsai with a general purpose plant feed every two weeks or use a slow release feed in the compost.


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