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As majestic and exotic as its name seems to imply, the Zelkova is distinguished by its glorious rounded silhouette and its rich seasonally hued foliage, rendering it a spectacular shade and ornamental tree…


What distinguishes the lovely Zelkova?

  • Proud and elegant vase-like shape.

  • Fiery fall colors.

  • Intriguingly exfoliating bark.

  • Hardy and resilient against most major insect and disease problems.

  • Oblong green leaves with narrow tapering ends.

  • Exemplary as a reliable fast-growing shade tree.

  • Drought-tolerant.


Keeping up appearances…

Rearing up to a moderate height of 50-80 ft. with a respective spread, the deciduous Zelkova is characterized by an upward-branching pattern and a rounded crown, thereby growing into a very graceful vase-like specimen. Its attractive silhouette is decorated liberally with resplendent green foliage; in the spring, the tree’s branches are peppered with inconspicuous green catkins; in autumn, its narrow saw-fringed green leaves transition into handsome hues of gold, maroon red, and orange-bronze. The tree’s youthful smooth gray bark exfoliates over time to reveal a coppery brown interior.


A friendly recommendation.

With a 5-8 hardiness zone rating, the Zelkova requires low maintenance and is generally resilient to a variety of disease and pest problems. It also tolerates air pollution and urban conditions, making it a wise choice as a street shade tree. It thrives under full sun and prefers medium, well-drained soil; while it can tolerate some drought, it will reward you with quicker growth and denser shade if you irrigate it regularly during the dry season.


Awesome tree trivia!

  • The Zelkova’s genus name is thought to refer to the original Republic of Georgia’s name (as Zelkova Carpinifolia is native to the Caucasus).
  • Zelkova Serrata—otherwise known as Japanese Zelkova—is native to Japan, eastern China, and Taiwan; in Japan, it is valued as a commercial lumber tree. It was introduced to America in 1862.
  • This specimen is a good substitute for the American Elm, formerly a very popular street tree, since it is resistant to Dutch Elm Disease.





This Tree's Zone: 5 to 8

Your Growing Zone:

Fall FoliageYellow-Orange
Bloom TimeMarch to April
SunFull Sun
Size50 to 80 feet
Spread50 to 80 feet