Chinese elm tree in zone 9 - Knowledgebase Question

Royal Oaks, Ca
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Question by margesm
November 21, 2010
On several internet sites they say the Chinese Elm is best grown in cooler areas, but not zone 9. We live in a sandy soil area of Royal Oaks, Ca. 95076...what would be the problem if we tried to grow Chinese elm here? And is there a way to get around the problem?

Answer from NGA
November 21, 2010
Chinese elm can be evergreen to semi-evergreen in mild winter areas and there's no reason you cannot grow one in your zone 9 landscape. They thrive in Florida, Arizona and southern California. I'd go ahead and plant one!

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