A handful of species--including Chinese elm
, silver maple, boxelder, and various poplars--have brittle wood that is broken easily.
Ulmus parvifolia, commonly called lacebark elm or Chinese elm
, boasts dramatic mottled bark that peels away to display colorful patterns of brown, creamy white, gray, green and orange.
Another good option, particularly for people with access to an outdoor growing space, is Chinese elm
, which is adaptable and can also be grown indoors.
Our price point is on par with, if not less than mass-produced places except the quality is extremely high in comparison, and we're using reclaimed old woods like mahogany or oak, not Chinese elm
or alder or pine or woods that are prematurely cut."
The outdoor pool/terrace area, now named the OUrban OasisO area, features foliage, Chinese elm
trees, a new outdoor firepit, all-new pool furniture, all-new terrace furnishings, two new cabanas, and an enhanced bar area with plush new furniture.
The Granoskis reused Eichler siding to build the fence, and replaced heavy cobbles that covered the roots of the existing Chinese elm
tree with soil and decomposed granite.
' SMALL Bill Carlton with a Chinese Elm
bonsai tree in 2000.' CRAFTY Eddie Wook with one of the bears he carved for Gardeners' Weekend in 2001.
THINK small for Christmas with our special Chinese Elm
* Selection: Good trees for beginners include ficus and schefflera for indoors and "Green Mound" juniper, "Trident" maple, and Chinese elm
The only tree within range was a ratty Chinese elm
with six trunks.
Around pounds 20 for a bonsai tree at a garden centre (avoid pre- packaged trees from large stores) See www.rumwood nurseries.co.uk for starter plants from pounds 4.99 and a Chinese elm
for pounds 39.99.