I have been given an 8-10 year old Zelcova (not sure if it is the japanese or chinese tree)
It was sold as an indoor tree - but having looked on variouse web sites the general view seems that is best as an outdoor tree. This would be great as my house does not have a vast amount of natural light & it seems that indoor trees are more difficult to keep healthy than outdoor sited trees (the two previous "indoor" trees I tried snuffed it within a few weeks. I really would like this to be a success!
If its OK for the tree to go outside what would be the best way to introduce it to life in the great outdoors - baring in mind that winter in Yorkshire can be Wet, Cold with 2 weeks or so of Snow to look forward to at some point. Should I expect it to loose its leaves & will it go into dormant mode for what remains of the winter.