The Chinese Elm is the best elm for creating a bonsai tree. Chinese Elm bonsai tree is native to China, Korea and Japan. The botanical name for Chinese Elm is Ulmus Parvifolia. Chinese Elm bonsai from China and Korea sometimes mistakenly named Zelkova sinica.
Chinese Elm bonsai tree has small glossy green leaves and corky bark. It responses very well to pruning by producing mass of new shoots. This is really a great tree for bonsai because you can use any style you like including slanting, straight-trunk, group planting, and broom styles.