berylium copper
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Australian Cherry Bonsai zone 5

Just received great gift of beautiful Australian Cherry bonsai. Curious about how much time outdoors at what temperatures to provide proper dormancy, etc. Any ideas for a zone 5 climate?

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Re: Australian Cherry Bonsai zone 5

berylium copper wrote:Just received great gift of beautiful Australian Cherry bonsai. Curious about how much time outdoors at what temperatures to provide proper dormancy, etc.
Eugenia Uniflora [Also called 'Surinam Cherry'] is a sub-tropical plant and many people treat them as tropicals and overwinter them indoors [Your call, I don't think I would subject it to your winters by any means.]
I am unaware of the benefits of dormancy vs overwintering indoors for these as I don't grow them.
I do often see them sold as 'indoor bonsai'...
berylium copper wrote:Any ideas for a zone 5 climate?
Which Zone do you refer to? Sunset Or [url=https://www.usna.usda.gov/Hardzone/hzm-sm1.html]USDA[/url]

USDA says 'Zone 5' [A or B] Temps = -10 to -20F for Colorado & this is not going to make your cherry very happy.

Sunset ZONE 5. =
Ocean-influenced Northwest Coast and Puget Sound
Growing season: mid-April to Nov., typically with cool temperatures throughout. Less rain falls here than in Zone 4; winter lows range from 28 degrees to 1 degree F/-2 degrees to -17 degrees C. This "English garden" climate is ideal for rhododendrons and many rock garden plants.
That doesn't sound like Colorado to me...lol ;)

BTW - https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/57945/ Says they will tolerate near freezing but this is for established IN GROUND trees.

ynot

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Australian Cherry Bonsai zone 5

Thanks, Ynot. Looks like it's indoors in the Winter! Thanks for your insight and generous offer of information. Very helpful!!

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Re: Australian Cherry Bonsai zone 5

berylium copper wrote:Thanks, Ynot. Looks like it's indoors in the Winter! Thanks for your insight and generous offer of information. Very helpful!!
Your very welcome 8) :D.

ynot

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