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Zelkova

Zelkova spp.

Ulmus laciniata by Bruce Marlin (CC BY 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

35m

Max

20m

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Zelkova Overview

Zelkova is a small genus containing around 6 deciduous shrubs and trees in the Elm family, Ulmaceae. Several species are now considered endangered in the wild where they are confined to a handful of Mediterranean islands, the Caucasus and parts of East Asia. When cultivated they are mostly grown as ornamental trees for their autumn foliage colour.

How to propagate Zelkova

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Special features of Zelkova

Attractive leaves

Autumn colour

Other uses of Zelkova

Grown for their foliage and habit and often planted as isolated specimens.