Green Vase Zelkova
Zelkova serrata 'Green Vase'
Medium to large, broadleaf deciduous tree with vase-shaped to rounded crown.
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.
Good urban street tree. Planted as a substitute for American Elm.
60' at maturity
40' at maturity
Vase-shaped and rounded
Inconspicuous, yellow-green flowers, appearing before the leaves.
Alternate, simple, elliptical leaves are dark green, turning orange-brown to bronze-red in fall.
Bark is smooth, red-brown to gray when young. Remains smooth for many years, eventually exfoliates exposing reddish brown inner bark.
Native to Japan.