Zelkova Serrata - Zone 5

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Zelkova Serrata - Zone 5

Post  gd0311 on Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:03 pm

I recently aquired a Zelkova Elm and live in Zone 5...I've heard that you can simply bring it indoors after the leaves fall, and take back out after fear of freezing. We've had a couple of frosts already, but the leaves are still green...I'm concerned the freezing temps will harm the tree...can anyone offer guidance?


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Re: Zelkova Serrata - Zone 5

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:59 pm

Can you send an image for a better response.
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Zelkova Serrata - Zone 5

Post  Guest on Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:33 pm

Zelkova, Elms and most deciduous species need a dormant and very cold period. Indoors through the Winter is a bad idea. Cold greenhouse or unheated garage is a better place.

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:10 am

Will,

the Zelkova Elm part confused me - is this the famous Southern Chinese Elm re-named Zelkova Elm to get past the authorities ?

If it is the Southern Chinese Elm, in zone 5, might an unheated garage be to cold ?
Zone 5 to Zone 9 ?
Just asking. With no image ?
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Zelkova Serrata - Zone 5

Post  Guest on Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:18 am

Yes I know what you mean Khaimraj. I have seen Chinese Elms sold as Zelkovas. Even in the UK Chinese Elm does better if kept outdoors through the Winter. I am presuming though, that as the heading says serrata, gd is talking of the Grey bark Elm?

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Post  gd0311 on Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:16 am

I don't have a garage, would any outdoor storage suffice? And i can't seem to upload pics...am 100% sure its a zelkova serrata though...

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Post  Guest on Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:41 am

I leave my trees out all Winter here in the UK. We often have sub zero temps during Winter and as long as the soil is very free draining there shouldn't be a problem. Freezing winds are the one thing to look out for as the trees roots will freeze solid and the wind will dry out the trunk and branches.

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Post  JimLewis on Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:51 pm

gd0311 wrote:I don't have a garage, would any outdoor storage suffice? And i can't seem to upload pics...am 100% sure its a zelkova serrata though...

Check the Test" forum for detailed instructions on posting pictures.

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Pics below...Thanks for everyone's help!!!

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