Monday, January 12, 2009

Two elms, Ulmus glabra

These twa are in development since about 15 years. One would ask why they are not much better then after all that time. Well, these are Ulmus glabra, the European elm with the large foliage. This species is rare now and as bonsai it is unheard of. I find them very difficult despite their habit to grow vigorously. We'll see whether I manage to get these to to look decent one day.


achim said...

walter, what would you consider as "better" ?

more ramification ?

in my view, they are not so bad at all...:)

Walter Pall said...


they are pretty good for the species, but not compared to many other deciduous trees. We need a lot more ramification and refinement.