Walter Pall's main blog about bonsai and his work with trees from day to day. Lots of good pictures of good trees and lots of valuable information about bonsai.
There are quite a lot of contradicting information about how to care for a chinese(?) elm during winter. Some say the tree will be happy outside ...but they're not living in Scandinavia with -35°C during January-February. Please can you give any tips? What should I believe?And thanks for an artistically inspiring blog - I've started to see trees differently in nature, too!
Loviisa,a Chinese elm in Scandinavia should always get some frost protection from November until April. It can freeze a bit, like down to minus 4 centigrade. It also depends on where the tree comes form originally. From the north of China it would be hardy, from the south it is a subtropical plant. The hardiness is genetic, it cannot be learned by a single tree, only by a variety. Since you don't know what variety you have you should play it safe.
well, it started growing new leaves last week (after prudently dropping them all during autumn) so I'd venture it's the tropical kind, then. Thanks for advice, this helped a lot!
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