PlantsZelkova→Japanese Zelkova (Zelkova serrata)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 75 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Shade Tree
Resistances: Drought tolerant

Bonsai training began in 1909.

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Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PennsylvaniaDate: 2021-02-25Bonsai training began in 1909.
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Location: Frasier, PennsylvaniaDate: 2018-10-18a large, old specimen
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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Aug 7, 2018 3:36 PM

This species is not only native to Japan, but also to northern China, Korea, and Taiwan. It is a member of the Elm Family and is definitely elm-like and vase-shaped in habit. I believe that I finally have seen the mother species one time as a large, old specimen in a cemetery in southeast Pennsylvania. However, there are lots of the most common cultivar of 'Village Green' planted around the Philadelphia region and some in the Chicago region of the USA. The second most common cultivar is 'Green Vase' that grows bigger, taller, and more upright than the former.

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Interesting plant by Junker1004 May 20, 2016 1:20 PM 280

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