Green Vase Zelkova (Zelkova serrata ‘Green Vase’)
Village Green Zelkova (Zelkova serrata ‘Village Green’)
Zelkova have become popular in recent years. The habit is vase shaped, similar to the American Elm. Leaves are dark green, with strongly serrated 2-5 inch long leaves. Fall colors can vary from yellow, to golden brown, to reddish and purple. Bark on young trees has a polished, almost cherry wood quality. As it matures, the bark becomes gray with some exfoliation. Makes a fine street tree or park tree.
Mature Height: 40′
Mature Spread: (Green Vase = 30′), (Village Green = 40′) and (Musashino = 15′)
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil Preference: Prefers well drained, moist, slightly acidic soil.
Nurseryman’s Notes: Green Vase grows into a vase shaped tree with upright, arching branches and has a more graceful form. Fall color tends more towards orange. Village Green has a more rounded form upon maturity. Fall color is red to rusty red. Good for tighter spaces, Musashino is a very narrow upright, vase shaped tree with a yellowish to yellow orange fall color. Musashino was the 2016 Society of Municipal Arborists tree of the year. All Zelkova display tolerance to a variety of soils and climates, can handle heat stress and drought. Resistant to Dutch Elm disease and elm leaf beetle. Zelkova are vigorous growers.