A picture of a Caucasian Elm

Caucasian Elm

Zelkova carpinifolia

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

35m

Max

25m

20m

Min

12m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Caucasian Elm

A close up of the green elm shaped leaves of Zelkova carpinifolia. Image by Jo Baker
A close up of the green elm shaped leaves of Zelkova carpinifolia. Image by Jo Baker
A photo of Caucasian Elm
A photo of Caucasian Elm

Caucasian Elm Overview

This is a slow-growing tree; it can reach a height of 30m and a spread of 15m or more. It has a dense, rounded head with slender upright branches and weeping branchlets. The leaves are mid-green and pointed with serrated edges. The flowers are fragrant but not insignificant and will appear in the spring.

How to propagate Caucasian Elm

Cuttings

You can propagate from seeds or root cuttings in autumn.

Seed

Grafting

By grafting.

Other uses of Caucasian Elm

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