|Ulmus parvifolia 'Hokkaido'
(Very Dwarf Chinese Elm)
Botanical Name: Ulmus parvifolia 'Hokkaido'
Very Dwarf Chinese Elm
Very small dark green leaves.
Very slow growing miniature mound.
12 to 18 inches tall.
Full sun to partial shade.
Bark becomes corky with age. Excellent plant for rock gardens and bonsai.
Description: Chinese Elm can grow into quite a large tree and is hardy into southern Maine. ‘Hokkaido’, however, is a miniature, dwarf, tiny plant with extremely small leaves and thickly branched habit, forming a low mound. This is a plant that should be a bonsai growers delight. It is definitely a novelty plant for the real plant enthusiast and should make an excellent rock garden plant, or it could be mixed in a dwarf conifer garden. This is an excellent tiny dwarf.