Japanese Grey-bark Elm, Japanese Zelkova
Zelkova serrata 'Goshiki'

Family: Ulmaceae (ulm-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zelkova (ZEL-kov-uh) (Info)
Species: serrata (sair-AY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Goshiki

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

4.5 or below (very acidic)

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Saint Louis, Missouri

North Scituate, Rhode Island

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jan 4, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This tree is nice for the landscape and can also be used for city street plantings. It will tolerate a wide range of soil pH values 93.7 - 7.0) as well as pollution and wind. It does need well drained soil and moderate fertility in order to do well. In good conditions, it can reach a height of 40-60'.