Zelkova-serrata-green-vase-tree, zelkova serrata, commonly called japanese zelkova, is a medium to large deciduous tree, typically growing to 50-80’ tall with a spreading, generally upward-branching, vase-shaped crown. it is native to japan, taiwan and eastern china. it is noted for its graceful shape, clean foliage, attractive bark and resistance to dutch elm disease.. Fact sheet st-678 october 1994 zelkova serrata‘green vase’ figure 1. young ‘green vase’ japanese zelkova. ‘green vase’ japanese zelkova1 edward f. gilman and dennis g. watson2 introduction, the green vase zelkova is a superior form of the japanese zelkova, and an admirable substitute for the american elm. it is completely unaffected by dutch elm disease, and it has the same high crown and grandeur of the elm. it forms a strong trunk with many branches rising from its top, forming an upright vase shape and growing to 45 feet tall within 20 years or so..
Zelkova serrata 'green vase' green vase zelkova 2.5" summer green vase japanese zelkova vigorous growing tall tree with a vase shaped branching habit., the green vase zelkova has everything you could ever want in a shade tree, from its ornamental interest in every season and pest and disease resistance to hardy, tolerant growth. covered in oblong, dark green leaves in the spring and summer, the vase-shaped tree brings spectacular color and visual interest for months at a time..
Zelkova serrata is planted as a lawn or park tree for its attractive bark, leaf color and vase shape. it provides good shade and has an easy fall cleanup. it is easy to transport, and often available in burlap form. it is also commonly used for bonsai; its attractive shape and colors make it a popular choice for the art.