This is one of the best trees for starting out in bonsai.
Elms are strong, adaptable, and forgiving (up to a point!) They can develop twiggy branching— another plus for bonsai. They prefer an outdoor environment, and cope well with winters as long as they are protected from harsh winds and snow.
8" Chinese Elm (plastic pot)
6" Chinese Elm
7" Chinese Elm
8" Chinese Elm