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Here is one of my 2 year old Zelkova Serrata seedlings that im growing inside of a 5 gallon pot. None of the others are showing these curly leaves, does anybody know if this is a deficiency of some sort? i did not see any pests on the leaves.
 

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If it progresses quickly, I would suspect the roots are getting too much water. A 5 gallon pot seems too big for a 2 year old seedling. What I mean by this is that you can hurt a tree by over-potting. Just my thought.
 

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That doesn't look like a zelkova...could it be that something else sprouted in the can this spring? Hackberry nearby?
 

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If it progresses quickly, I would suspect the roots are getting too much water. A 5 gallon pot seems too big for a 2 year old seedling. What I mean by this is that you can hurt a tree by over-potting. Just my thought.

sorry my mistake, its more like a 2 gallon pot :eek:

That doesn't look like a zelkova...could it be that something else sprouted in the can this spring? Hackberry nearby?

Correct, I have some hackberry. I must be getting them confused. I have other trees which i believe are hackberries because they have rounder and thicker leaves when compared to the one showed above, ill take more pictures tomorrow.
 

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Nothing wrong with some extra hackberries imo, nice trees.
 

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sorry my mistake, its more like a 2 gallon pot :eek:



Correct, I have some hackberry. I must be getting them confused. I have other trees which i believe are hackberries because they have rounder and thicker leaves when compared to the one showed above, ill take more pictures tomorrow.

Sometimes, late-season growth can be a little deformed...thicker, smaller leaves that emerge etoliated. Shouldn't be a problem.
 

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That's a hackberry...New zelkova growth tends to have reddish margins on the leaves. Hackberries don't, also leaves are the wrong shape and veined differently than zelkova.
 

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