50 years to reach maturity
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Japanese Zelkova Overview
This is an ornamental tree, which can grow to a height of 30m with a spreading crown. It has smooth bark with leaves that are pointed oblong, sharply serrated and light green which are slightly hairy above, and shiny underneath. The bark is grey and the leaves are similar to the elms and will turn yellow to red in the autumn.
How to propagate Japanese Zelkova
You can propagate from seeds or root cuttings in autumn.
Other uses of Japanese Zelkova
Grown for their foliage and habit and often planted as isolated specimens.