Japanese Grey-bark Elm, Japanese Zelkova
Zelkova serrata 'Green Vase'

Family: Ulmaceae (ulm-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zelkova (ZEL-kov-uh) (Info)
Species: serrata (sair-AY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Green Vase
Additional cultivar information:(PP5080)
Hybridized by Flemer
Registered or introduced: 1981

Category:

Trees

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

over 40 ft. (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:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Patent expired

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Nicholasville, Kentucky

Valley Lee, Maryland

Cincinnati, Ohio

Greenville, South Carolina

Kaysville, Utah

Lexington, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Oct 25, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:


Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 5080 has expired

Positive

On Feb 1, 2006, raisedbedbob from Walkerton, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Zelkova was used to replace diseased native elms as street plantings here. They are an excellent substitute. They appear to be very slow growing.

Neutral

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

This tree is nice for the landscape, as a specimen tree and can also be used for city street plantings. It does need well drained soil and moderate fertility in order to do well. In good conditions, it can reach a height of up to 80'. It will tolerate a wide range of soil pH values (3.7 - 7.0) as well as pollution and wind. Once established, drought tolerant. Requires pruning to develop a strong structure.

Autumn foliage is copper/red. Very attractive.