Update: end April. New leaves are starting to appear on our Chinese Elm trees.
The Chinese Elm is the most popular bonsai and is especially suitable for beginners. The tree is deciduous, losing it leaves during winter, but new tiny leaves will appear in spring. Chinese Elm bonsai can be kept indoors or outdoors, although it will appreciate long spells outdoors in summer. Protect from heavy frosts. Water whenever the soil is dry but do not allow your tree to be in permanently soggy soil. Feed once per month from March to October. There is more information about the care of your tree on the sales page, in the Care Guide that accompanies every tree, and at this site.