Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 60-80 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 40-50 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Zelkova serrata
- Does Not Ship To:
Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
A Hardy Alternative to the American Elm
Why 'Green Vase' Zelkova Trees?
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. The Zelcova's autumn show will impress with a variety of colors from rusted orange, to bronze, and even pale yellow.
This Japanese native’s branches grow in a striking scaffolding pattern, and the peeling gray bark reveals a deep orange color beneath…making the dormant season ornamental, too. Even better is the fact that it's drought-tolerant with no serious disease or pest issues, able to grow in climates with hot, dry summers, and tolerant of pollution and urban conditions.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
This hardier alternative to the American Elm offers more ornamental value and disease resistance, along with the guarantee of easy, thriving growth. That's because we've planted, grown and nurtured our Green Vase Trees for amazing results. Now, you reap the rewards of our hard work at the nursery with a thriving tree that's hassle-free.
Order yours today and create a solitary showpiece, or order several and plant a jaw-dropping line of shade trees for your driveway or large landscape!
Customer Reviews & Photos
Most beautiful tree ever
I love this tree. It was packaged so well. I planted it a couple days after it arrived. It looked like it was dead to be honest with the curled up brown leaves on top but I planted it as the instructions said and in a weeks time those leaves fell off and beautiful yellow green ones took its place. I put mulch around it after the second week and its taking off. It seems like theres new grow every other day. I’d highly recommend this tree. My family and I can’t stop staring at it. It was about 7ft when we got it and it must be almost another foot now. Amazing and beautiful, can’t wait till it’s fully grown!
Green Vase Zelkova
These trees arrived in excellent condition. Even though Hurricane Dorian flew thru they are still holding up well.
Tree arrived fast and in excellent condition
Great seller I will be buying from them again and already recommended to friends!
Bare Root ! I'm in shock not the tree !
Have ordered many items from this vendor in the past and never received a bare root plant before. This 7 foot Zelkova tree arrived bare root with a tiny root ball the size of my hand. I hope that it will not die. Doing everything that I can to nurse it along ! Good thing that I am an experienced gardener for this task with the New Mexico summer coming.
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Planting & Care
1. Planting: The Green Vase Zelkova is easy to plant in your yard. Because of its tolerance to most soil conditions, you can plant this tree anywhere you like as long as it’s in full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day). Also, adding mulch to the base of your tree will help keep the moisture in and prevent weeds and grass competition. You don't need to add anything to your soil when planting - simply plant in a hole twice as wide and just as deep as the root ball.
2. Watering: This tree can tolerate wet or dry conditions. Be sure to water the tree weekly in its young life to ensure proper growth. After a couple of years, you only need to water the tree during very dry spells.
If you're not sure when to water, simply check the surrounding soil about 3 inches down. If the soil is dry here, it's time to water your tree.
3. Pruning: You don't need to prune the Green Vase Zelkova, but it can be helpful to remove dead bark and branches in the fall.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$99.00 +||FREE SHIPPING with code JAN99!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|