Variegated Japanese Zelkova Tree Seed-An amazingly beautiful tree with bi-color leaves that turns a wonderful red color in autumn.
Variegated Japanese Zelkova Tree Seed-An amazingly beautiful tree with bi-color leaves that turns a wonderful red color in autumn.
Variegated Japanese Zelkova Tree Seed-An amazingly beautiful tree with bi-color leaves that turns a wonderful red color in autumn.

Variegated Japanese Zelkova Tree Seed-An amazingly beautiful tree with bi-color leaves that turns a wonderful red color in autumn.

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Variegated Japanese Zelkova - 15 Seeds
Zelkova serrata var. variegata
Bicolor Japanese Zelkova, Colored Sawtooth Zelkova, Sawleaf Zelkova

Description: Japanese Zelkova is a deciduous tree that grows to 50-60 ft (15.2-18.3 m) in height and rarely will reach 100 ft (30.5 m). This attractive tree has a vase shaped form when young and a rounded umbrella-like habit when mature. Older trees grown in the open can have a very wide and majestic canopy. The bark is smooth and light gray, with prominent raised lenticels (small wart like corky swellings that allow for the passage of oxygen and carbon dioxide). The bark peels to reveal orange patches. The leaves are alternate, somewhat rough on top, oblong-ovate, 1-2 in (2.5-5.1 cm) long but can be up to 5 in (12.7 cm) long on some fast growing shoots. They have tapering tips, prominent veins and marginal teeth. The foliage is unique in the variegation along the perimeter of the leaves during summer months, the tree puts on a showy display in fall when the leaves turn Yellow then Orange or Red/Purple before dropping. The flowers are small and insignificant. The fruits are green rounded dry nutlike drupes about 1/4 in (0.6 cm) across.
Zones: 4-9
Habit: Deciduous
Growth: Moderate to rapid
Site: Sun to partial shade; moist well drained soil
Texture: Medium
Form: Low branched, vase shape in youth; ascending branches with age
Height: 60 to 100'
Width: 40 to 50'
Leaf: 2 to 5" alternate, simple leaves with lighter edges of Cream color and centers dark Green; yellow, turning Orangish Brown, Reddish Purple fall color
Flower/Fruit: Moderate showiness, and nice fall coloration.
Comments: Good shade tree; easy fall cleanup; tolerant of heat, drought, wind, and urban conditions; good replacement for American elm; easy to transplant; good street tree
Light: Full sun to partial shade.
Moisture: Established trees are fairly drought tolerant, but the finest specimens are grown with regular watering.
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 - 9.
Propagation: Zelkova can be propagated by seed sown outdoors in fall. Greenwood cuttings taken in spring or summer from young plants can be made to take root, but seeds are the most successful method. Root suckers can be transplanted.
Features: The Zelkovas are related and quite similar to the elms (genus Ulmus) but can be distinguished by their unwinged, multi-globular fruits and their leaves which are symmetrical rather than uneven at their bases. There are five or six species of Zelkova but this one is most common in cultivation.
Notes: The variegated cultivar of Zelkova is used in prominent planting locations to show off their unique and beautiful coloration in the summer and fall foliage in the autumn.

Materials: 15 Variegated Japanese Zelkova Tree Seeds