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Japanese Zelkova

Good Replacement for American Elm
  • SKU: 73976
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Japanese Zelkova

Graceful vase-shaped shade tree has elliptical, dark green foliage. Displays showy fall mix of yellow, rust, bronze, dark red and purple. Attractive steel-gray bark exfoliates to expose orange shading beneath. Good street tree;tolerates urban conditions. Popular as a superior replacement for the American Elm. Grows rapidly to 50-75 ft.with 40- to 50-ft. spread. Zones 5-8.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

Product Details
  • FormUpright, Deciduous.
  • LightFull Sun to partial shade.
  • Height50 - 70 feet.
  • Spread40 - 50 feet.
  • Spacing75 feet.
  • Zones5 - 8.
  • FoliageElliptical shaped with toothed margins, 1 1/2 - 3 inches long, dark green color in Spring, showy Fall color is a mix of yellow, rust, bronze, dark red and purple.
  • Flower FormInsignificant.
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained, moist, fertile soil.
  • Growth RateModerate to rapid growth rate once established.
  • CommentsGaining popularity as a replacement for the American Elm, since it is a good street tree and tolerates urban conditions well. Graceful and stately vase-shaped growth habit, rapid growth and establishment and showy Fall color.
  • Botanical NameZelkova serrata
  • DepthSame as nursery. Plant so roots are below soil level.
Shipping Schedule

Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONE Fruit Trees
1A-4A 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
4B 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5A 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
5B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
6A 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
6B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
7B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
9A & B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
10A & B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date 6/17/2019

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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