Zelkova serrata Japanese Gray Bark Elm tree seeds
Gray Bark Elm
A deciduous tree with a umbrella-like habit that makes a perfect specimen tree. Gray bark is smooth accented by foliage that has tapering tips. Leaves put on a fantastic show in the fall turning from yellow to orange and red. In bonsai culture this tree is grown as “broom style” or replicating the way a deciduous tree thrive in nature. The pretty gray-orange bark and fall color make it perfect! Also used in container / deck plantings, in addition to standards. Zone 5 and above. Wind and drought tolerant. Sun to shade.
- Native to Japan, Taiwan and southern Korea
- This tree is often used in American and European landscapes
- Adaptable to a wide range soil conditions - grows in alkaline to acidic soils
- An important timber tree in Japan where its high quality wood is used to make fine furniture
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