SEMI DECIDUOUS. One of the most popular bonsai varieties. A great choice for bonsai beginners as the Chinese Elm is one of the most forgiving bonsai trees to work with. The Chinese Elm makes a truly beautiful bonsai. The leaves are small, bright to deep green and are slightly serrated. The tree has excellent twig structure and has great character throughout, making it the perfect representation of a woodland tree. After time the silvery bark gently peels and reveals shades of red and tan. In our opinion it is the most perfectly proportioned, easy to care for and adaptable tree and makes a superb bonsai. The Chinese elm can be grown as an indoor or outdoor bonsai.