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Honestly I would not invest that much money in the tree. It needs a lot of work and honestly isn't worth 100 maybe 20 but anyways heres a very good link to bonsai sellers in Miami with great prices.
https://www.miamitropicalbonsai.com/

Look at what you can buy for 100 dollars
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KasWear
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Thanks, im in the UK, my 3 ft high ficus cost a 100 ... and i posted here before buying, and now i shall not be buying the tree in question, and as stated, shall be buying a couple of young trees for 10 dola a throw ..

Thanks anyway ..

yours

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Two new trees, around ten dollar each ... ! :)

[img]https://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e53/covdude/11022010002.jpg[/img]

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[img]https://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e53/covdude/11022010004.jpg[/img]

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Not bad for 10 dola! :wink:

The one with the less extreme curves has more long term potential, since the severly curved one will eventually fuse and look like a knee... (but that's many years down the road - I tend to think of bonsai in terms of decades not years.)

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La belle cose prendono tempo... (Beautiful things take time...)

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I love bonsai !!! :lol: :!:
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10 bucks each!?! Not bad, Brother. Ya dun good!

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KasWear
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Thanks Marsh .. and Victrinia, the tree you refer to is a ficus that is like a miniture of my 3 foot ficus, which is why i purchased it .. ?

Also the two new small trees, what age being under a foot would they be roughly, i presume the ficus retusa could get as big as my large ficus ginsing, but the zelkova, i have no idea how big it can grow to ... ? and i beleive them to be tropical all year round trees ... going to read up on some care sheets soon .. :)

So was hoping it may end up like the big one ... :cry:

Kas

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KasWear,

I believe that your Zelkova is actually a Chinese Elm. These two are often confused or mislabeled, sometimes deliberately so. Apparently the restrictions on importation of Zelkova are less stringent than those placed on Chinese Elm. We often see Chinese Elms misidentified as Zelkova. I grow both, have a look at this comparison.
[url=https://img255.imageshack.us/i/zelelmzz6.jpg/][img]https://img255.imageshack.us/img255/2258/zelelmzz6.th.jpg[/img][/url]
Zelkova, on the left, has larger leaves and are arranged in a more 'zig-zag' pattern.

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KasWear
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Thanks, are their care the same though ... ?

ta

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KasWear,
Thanks, are their care the same though ... ?
Pretty much, especially when managing them as outdoor trees. The Chinese Elm offers a little more flexibility when it comes to indoor issues. I still prefer to manage them as temperate (outdoor) trees but with the proper care they can spend some time indoors.

One strategy is to keep them outside during summer/fall/early winter thereby allowing a brief dormancy. At this point they can be brought inside to experience an 'early spring' before going back outside. To my way of thinking this should be considered a minimum, with a full winter dormancy probably being the better approach. You don't really gain much by bringing them in, especially lacking excellent supplemental lighting. I, personally, would not try to manage it as one might a Ficus, without a dormancy.

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KasWear
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The leaves to me look like the zakova ones, shall i take a closer pic .. i did not know they were dormant, if it is a zakova are they dormant to, and it's for indoors with lighting, and outdoor in the summer at present .. will show you new pics of light when it arrives and take closer pics of trees ... ta

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