Pre-Bonsai Miniature Garden Tree Hokkaido Dwarf Princess Elm
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Pre-Bonsai - Dwarf Princess Elm - Ulmus parvifolia 'Hokkaido'

The Dwarf Princess Elm is a real miniature garden tree with a growth rate of 1 to 2 inches per year. Combine the tiniest of leaves with the most delicate branches, and you have a special gem for the miniature garden. Groomed for pre-bonsai means that it already has a substantial trunk and the start of a branching system. 

It is deciduous, meaning that it will drop its leaves in the fall and expose its wonderful skeleton structure for the winter - perfect for Halloween or for hanging miniature lights on. It will charm you each year as it flushes out with the new spring growth.

This tree is fragile. The cork-like wood breaks easily. Will only ship Priority Mail.

  • Tiny leaves and delicate branches
  • Growth rate 1 to 2"/yr
  • Cold hardy to -20F, or zones 5-9
  • Heat zones 9-5
  • Full sun
  • Regular water until established
  • Let dry out to barely damp in between to avoid over watering if planted in a container
  • Comes in a 4" pot
  • An outdoor plant

Photo with vespas show an older Hokkaido Dwarf Princess Elm that we used for an Italian Miniature Garden for our Northwest Flower and Garden Show. It will take several years for the Hokkaido to reach that size because of the slow growth rate - we can enjoy it in the smaller sized miniature gardens until then.


Parcel post takes 7 to 10 days and puts a lot of stress on the trees during transit. We cannot guarantee any plants shipped this way - but it is your choice to make during checkout.

We recommend Priority Mail for a safe - and guaranteed - journey.

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  • Item #: UPHKB-1

Dwarf Princess Elm - Pre-Bonsai

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