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Schneider Zelkova Zelkova schneideriana

Phonetic Spelling
zel-KO-va shny-der-AY-nah
Description

The fibre from the bark is used for manufacturing ropes and paper. The high quality timber is resistant to decay.

Plants are susceptible to Dutch Elm Disease, but the beetle that is the vector of this disease rarely feeds on Zelkova so infestation is rare.  Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Zelkova
    Species:
    schneideriana
    Family:
    Ulmaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    The fibre from the bark is used for manufacturing ropes and paper. The high quality timber is resistant to decay.
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Tibet
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Honey Fungus
    Dimensions:
    Height: 50 ft. 0 in. - 80 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 50 ft. 0 in. - 70 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Ascending
    Vase
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
  • Flowers:
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Monoecious
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Light Brown
    Red/Burgundy
    Bark Description:
    The fibre from the bark is used for manufacturing ropes and paper
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden