‘Green Vase’ Zelkova Tree
A Hardy Alternative to the American Elm
Why ‘Green Vase’ Zelkova Trees?
The Green Vase Zelkova has everything you could ever want in a shade tree, from its ornamental interest in every season and pest and disease resistance to hardy, tolerant growth.
Covered in oblong, dark green leaves in the spring and summer, the vase-shaped tree brings spectacular color and visual interest for months at a time. The Zelcova’s autumn show will impress with a variety of colors from rusted orange, to bronze, and even pale yellow.
This Japanese native’s branches grow in a striking scaffolding pattern, and the peeling gray bark reveals a deep orange color beneath…making the dormant season ornamental, too. Even better is the fact that it’s drought-tolerant with no serious disease or pest issues, able to grow in climates with hot, dry summers, and tolerant of pollution and urban conditions.
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Planting & Care
1. Planting: The Green Vase Zelkova is easy to plant in your yard. Because of its tolerance to most soil conditions, you can plant this tree anywhere you like as long as it’s in full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day). Also, adding mulch to the base of your tree will help keep the moisture in and prevent weeds and grass competition. You don’t need to add anything to your soil when planting – simply plant in a hole twice as wide and just as deep as the root ball.
2. Watering: This tree can tolerate wet or dry conditions. Be sure to water the tree weekly in its young life to ensure proper growth. After a couple of years, you only need to water the tree during very dry spells.
If you’re not sure when to water, simply check the surrounding soil about 3 inches down. If the soil is dry here, it’s time to water your tree.
3. Pruning: You don’t need to prune the Green Vase Zelkova, but it can be helpful to remove dead bark and branches in the fall.
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Japanese Zelkova Serrata Tree
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Zelkova Serrata (often referred to as the Japanese Zelkova tree) is a beautiful and elegant vase-shaped tree that grows to approximately 100 feet in height. It has an enormous trunk capable of expanding to more than 4 feet in diameter and grows best with plenty of sun exposure. The leaves are around 1-4 inches long and turn a beautiful orange and burnt umber hue in the autumn.
The Japanese Zelkova tree is characterised by its short, wide trunk which splits into multiple upright stems that form a prominent, round-topped canopy. It grows quickly when young and slows down as it matures. The texture of the beautiful leaves is fine, making them delicate to look at and ideal for ornamental purposes.
While this tree does enjoy full sunlight, it can thrive in partial sunspots also. The soil should be moist and well drained, and it’s best to use a potassium rich fertiliser. The Zelkova is adaptable to various weather conditions, ensuring it can tolerate heat, dehydration and nutrient-poor soils far better than similar breeds. In order to allow light to access the inner canopy, the tree should be periodically thinned.
The Zelkova can be used as a showcase lawn tree and gives a sense of grace to any landscape garden. It is possible that this tree can grow in urban areas so long as it has some light exposure. It would look beautiful as a street tree or lining a park. Its attractive bark characteristics, vase shape and thick canopy make it both resilient and visually stunning for decorative purposes.
The Japanese Zelkova tree has a delightful presentation. Its durability and longevity mean it can be planted in most locations, weather conditions and oil types and still thrive.
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Japanese ZelkovaZelkova serrata
Japanese Zelkova is a tough urban tree for residential shade and street plantings. It has a spreading, generally upright branching, vase-shaped habit. The crown is shorter and more rounded than the American elm. The bark is a smooth, reddish brown when young with prominent cherry-like lenticels. As the tree ages, the outer bark is gray-brown and often exfoliating exposing an orangish inner bark. Medium green leaves turn to shades of yellow, orange, brown, deep red to reddish-purple in fall. This tree will tolerate most soil types including those with a pH to about 7.5, but prefers deep, moist, well drained soils. It does well in full sun. Established trees are fairly drought and wind tolerant (if properly pruned). It is resistant to Dutch elm disease with good resistance to elm leaf beetle and Japanese beetle. Young trees are susceptible to frost so transplanting should be done in the spring. Pruning should be done in fall, and Japanese zelkova will require some pruning to develop a strong structure. The main branches should spaced along a single trunk, so they develop a secure hold on the trunk especially in urban areas. Branches should remain less than 1/2 the diameter of the trunk to maintain a strong form. Planting uses for zelkova include lawn, shade, and street tree, parking lot island, buffer strip, and bonsai.
Village Green Japanese Zelkova
Japanese Zelkova is large vase-shaped tree with a dense canopy and attractive brown, exfoliating bark. ‘Village Green’ is a more vigorous selection of this species with a straight trunk and dark green leaves that turn red in fall. It is a medium to large deciduous tree, typically growing to 50–80 feet tall with a spreading, generally upward-branching, vase-shaped crown. It is noted for its graceful shape, clean foliage, attractive bark and resistance to Dutch elm disease. Zelkova has in fact been promoted in recent years as a substitute for American elm (Ulmus americana) because of its resistance to Dutch elm disease. Insignificant small green flowers appear in spring as the foliage emerges. Flowers give way to small, non-showy, ovate, wingless drupes that ripen in autumn. Oblong-elliptic dark green leaves (to 3 inches long) with coarse, ciliate marginal teeth and acuminate tips. Fall color is a consistent rusty red. Smooth gray bark in youth exfoliates with age to reveal orange-brown inner bark. Japanese Zelkova is a tough, pest- and disease-resistant tree suitable for planting along streets, in parks, or in residential areas.
Japanese Zelkova Tree
Category: Deciduous Trees
Facts about Japanese Zelkova Tree, “Scientific namr for Japanese Zelkova is Zelkova serrata”. The Japanese Zelkova tree, a native to Japan, Taiwan and eastern China, normally resembles the American elm, and it is usually used as a shade and a street tree featured by a rounded crown and v-shaped form. Currently, it is popularly used as an ultimate substitute to the American elm, which is very prone to the Dutch elm disease. Japanese Zelkova Tree is an attractive tree, which is adaptable to various climatic conditions. Featured by a exfoliating bark, showy fall color and a symmetrical rounded shape, Zelkova forms a good garden tree.
Attributes of Japanese Zelkova Tree
Japanese Zelkova Tree has green leaves, which turn yellow, orange, deep red, copper to purplish-red in fall making the Japanese Zelkova Tree is an attractive tree although it may not bring the charm brought by the American elm. The peeling bark exposes orange patches and its graceful vase-shape and elliptical dark green leaves make this plant very impressive. The Japanese Zelkova Tree grow up to 50’ to 80’ high with a 50’ to 75’ spread. It is quite adaptable to various soils with different PH reaching up to 7.5. The Japanese Zelkova Tree showcase fall mix of rust, yellow, dark red, bronze and purple colors. As it ages, its tough grey bark exfoliates naturally to expose the orange shading beneath it.
Conditions for Growth of Japanese Zelkova Tree
The Japanese Zelkova tree can tolerate different soil types including those with extreme alkaline PHs but they prefer moist, well-drained and deep nutrient-rich soils. The Japanese Zelkova Tree grow well in full sunny conditions but they may tolerate mild shades. Established Zelkovas are drought and wind resistant and it has good resistance to elm Japanese beetle and elm leaf beetle. Transplanting should be done in the spring because young plants are susceptible to frost. The Japanese Zelkova Tree do well in climate zone 5 to 8 and they are adaptive to urban pollution.
Care and Maintenance of Japanese Zelkova Tree
They should be pruned in fall for them to develop a strong structure and for the main branches space themselves alternately along the single trunk. Branches should be maintained to ensure they develop a strong form around the trunk.
Green Vase Zelkova
Green Vase Zelkova
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Green Vase Zelkova in fall
Green Vase Zelkova in fall
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Height: 70 feet
Spread: 50 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Other Names: Japanese Zelkova
A close relative of the elm, a tall, upright shade tree with a vase-shaped habit, interesting peeling bark and reliable fall color; low maintenance and trouble-free, an excellent choice for street plantings or larger landscapes
Green Vase Zelkova has forest green foliage throughout the season. The serrated pointy leaves turn an outstanding coppery-bronze in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Green Vase Zelkova is a deciduous tree with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Green Vase Zelkova is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Green Vase Zelkova will grow to be about 70 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 50 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 6 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.
This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.