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Green Vase Zelkova

Zelkova serrata 'Green Vase'

Easy to Maintain Fall Colors

Characteristics:
Medium to large, broadleaf deciduous tree with vase-shaped to rounded crown.

Growing Conditions:
Prefers full sun to partial shade, sandy loam to soils with some clay. Tolerant of drought and pollution once established. Grows faster than other cultivars.

Uses:
Good urban street tree. Planted as a substitute for American Elm.

Height:
60' at maturity

Width:
40' at maturity

Shape:
Vase-shaped and rounded

Flowers:
Inconspicuous, yellow-green flowers, appearing before the leaves.

Leaves:
Alternate, simple, elliptical leaves are dark green, turning orange-brown to bronze-red in fall.

Bark:
Bark is smooth, red-brown to gray when young. Remains smooth for many years, eventually exfoliates exposing reddish brown inner bark.

Native to Japan.