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Japanese Zelkova Tree
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Japanese Zelkova Tree

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Good Replacement for American Elm

Graceful vase-shaped shade tree has elliptical, dark green foliage. Displays showy fall mix of yellow, rust, bronze, dark red and purple. Attractive steel-gray bark exfoliates to expose orange shading beneath. Good street tree;tolerates urban conditions. Popular as a superior replacement for the American Elm. Grows rapidly to 50-75 ft.with 40- to 50-ft. spread. Bareroot. Zones 5-8.

Zones: 5-8
Height: 50-70'
Shade Requirement: Full Sun to partial shade

Japanese Zelkova Tree
  • 73976
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  • For each offer ordered, get 1 tree.
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Japanese Zelkova Tree Product Details

Botanical Name: Zelkova serrata (this is a seedling. No certain cultivar)

Height: 50-70'

Depth: Same as nursery

Spread: 40-50'

Sun/Shade: Full Sun to partial shade

Foliage: Elliptical shaped with toothed margins, 1 1/2-3" long, dark green color in spring, showy fall color is a mix of yellow, rust, bronze, dark red and purple

Flower Form: Insignificant

Soil Requirements: Well Drained, moist, fertile soil

Growth Rate: Moderate to rapid

Comments: Gaining popularity as a replacement for the American Elm, since it is a good street tree and tolerates urban conditions well. Graceful and stately vase-shaped growth habit, rapid growth and establishment and showy fall color.

Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI OR PR


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2014-05-30
Good tree for our area
Reviewed By: Rebecca Baldwin (Carlsbad, NM)
I had 3 and 2 made it through a snow storm to the following year pretty big green canopy in the summer for lots of shade when it snows I go out and shake the tree to take get the weight of the snow off so the limbs don't break I was going to order more this year but to my surprise I got two seedlings to come up in my rose garden under one of them this year The three year olds are taller than my one story house with a attic


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2013-08-18
Japanese Zelkova
Reviewed By: Gloria Langer (GREAT BEND, KS)
I planted one of these trees a couple of years ago. Even though I watered it daily during the hot dry months we had last year, it's growth seem to be stunted. But this year we had a lot of rain and cooler temperatures it's now taller than me and i'm only 5'4". It still has new growth every day.


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2012-04-02
Great tree---but
Reviewed By: Peter K. (Fairport, New York)
A great fast-growing and nice looking tree, but deer love to eat the leaves. So protect when small if you live in deer country. But the real problem with a mature tree is that the weak wood the fact that it retains leaves late in the fall results in serious damage if there is an early wet snowfall. I lost my beauty due to the snow damage. Just planted two replacements and hoping for better luck.


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2010-07-04
Very sensitive tree
Reviewed By: John Mikich (Broadview Heights, Ohio)
I bought this tree a couple of years ago. It started growing right away but kind of slowly. It's a very sensitive tree, it's been near dead a couple times but then it regrew again. The Elm I planted nearby is way more superior than the Japanese Zelkova.


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2010-05-01
Struggling
Reviewed By: Eva (Buffalo, NY)
This tree is struggling despite the care I give it. It is cold here but the tree is rated for my zone. I really wanted to see how it turned out, and it is still alive- but barely and I don't see that it will be able to survive with 3 leaves. If you live in the Northeast- it might not make it.


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2009-09-23
Better than anticipated
Reviewed By: Susan (Land of Elvis, TN)
Be sure to read the directions. I read them after I put in two of the five I purchased. Then I soaked the other three as instructed. I only lost one and they're growing like gangbusters. The weather here in Memphis is pretty gnarly in the summer, so deep watering helped them get settled in. This year (year 2), the 4 surviving specimens really took off. We've had a cooler than usual summer and wetter than usual so that helped I think. I loved the American Elm and was glad to find the Zelkova's here (they're hard to find in local nurseries). The only gripe I have is that these are unlabeled cultivars; even the gardeners at Gurney's didn't know what they were. I would order bare root trees again AND I will follow the instructions the first time. ;D


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2009-06-19
You actually get what they say...
Reviewed By: KC (jackson, ca)
This tree IS actually a 3-4' bareroot. Out of all the items I ordered, this was the best. Soaked the roots and planted it, has sprouted wonderfully and I am pleased with this offering. Can't wait to see what it matures to.


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2009-06-02
Fast Grower
Reviewed By: Ric (Chelsea, MA)
Got my tree about three weeks ago and already there are new branches growing out of it. I've read that it can grow as much as 2 feet a year. If that's the case this will be a beautiful tree in just 5 years. I'll post an update if anything changes, but right now I'm impressed.


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2008-03-15
Best kept secret
Reviewed By: Sherry Dewey (Bellevue, NE)
This is a great tree! It is also beautiful in shape and truly the best kept secret in trees.


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2008-03-15
Best kept secret
Reviewed By: Sherry Dewey (Bellevue, NE)
Great tree!!! best kept secret in trees. Beautiful shape and color and size.


Japanese Zelkova Tree
  • 73976
  • Quantity
  • Price
  • For each offer ordered, get 1 tree.
  • Out of Stock

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