Product review for Japanese Zelkova Tree
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- Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Great Japanese Zelkova
Reviewed By: Brendan (Silver Spring, MD)
I thought mine was dead when it arrived. A long but scrawny looking thing. I decided to plant it before complaining. Within days it was sprouting new leaves & twigs. I got it in April so I've had it about 7 months. It's now more than twice its original height & looks great. I'll be ordering 2 or 3 more.
- Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Pleased with these
Reviewed By: Suz (Bartlett, TN)
I purchased 5 of these about 3 years ago. I was so excited I planted three of them the day they arrived, ignoring the planting instructions. These were bare root plants. I read the planting instructions and realized I was to have soaked the trees roots prior to planting. I soaked the final two trees roots overnight and planted them. Of the three that I did not soak, I lost one. These also did not grow very fast the first two years. The two that I did soak took off and have grown quite nicely. The ones that were not soaked are suddenly spurting. One is 3/4 the height of my largest soaked one and the other is 2/3 the height of the largest soaked one. The two unsoaked ones are finally taking off. I did use one of the deep soaker waterers that you push into the ground which delivers water to the root zone during the first two years. The summers here in the Mid-south are brutal (100F can occur for a month straight) and we've had colder winters than usual (10 F or less). Overall, I'm pleased with the Zelkovas. I've done some corrective pruning as I had read that these trees benefit from shaping in youth. All four that I've got have grown a good 1-2 feet this year alone. Be sure to read the planting procedure for bare root plants. The plants will benefit from it!
- Monday, April 02, 2012
Reviewed By: Peter K. (Fairport, New York)
A great fast-growing and nice looking tree, but deer love to eat the leaves. So protect when small if you live in deer country. But the real problem with a mature tree is that the weak wood the fact that it retains leaves late in the fall results in serious damage if there is an early wet snowfall. I lost my beauty due to the snow damage. Just planted two replacements and hoping for better luck.
- Saturday, May 01, 2010
Reviewed By: Eva (Buffalo, NY)
This tree is struggling despite the care I give it. It is cold here but the tree is rated for my zone. I really wanted to see how it turned out, and it is still alive- but barely and I don't see that it will be able to survive with 3 leaves. If you live in the Northeast- it might not make it.
- Sunday, July 04, 2010
Very sensitive tree
Reviewed By: John Mikich (Broadview Heights, Ohio)
I bought this tree a couple of years ago. It started growing right away but kind of slowly. It's a very sensitive tree, it's been near dead a couple times but then it regrew again. The Elm I planted nearby is way more superior than the Japanese Zelkova.