Enoki is the Japanese name for the Chinese hackberry tree, which is a species that can be used for bonsai. Enoki grows wild near seas, rivers and waterfront areas. It has light-yellow male and female flowers that bloom in April and May, but they are not very noticeable. The fruits are small and purple, and they attract birds. Enoki is a deciduous tree that can reach up to 20 meters in height. It has oval-shaped leaves that turn yellow in autumn.
Enoki bonsai can be shaped in various styles, such as formal upright, informal upright, slanting, cascade, or forest. The bark is smooth and gray, and it can be enhanced by carving or stripping techniques. The branches are flexible and easy to wire. The leaves can be reduced by defoliation or pruning. Enoki bonsai needs full sun or partial shade, moderate watering, and regular fertilizing. It is hardy to cold and frost, but it should be protected from strong winds.