'Green Vase' Zelkova is Japanese origin but sounds like a good shade tree
This tree is call Green vase because when mature if forms the shape of a vase. It has upright arching branches and rich, dark green leaves that turn bronzy maroon in fall. The tree grows 60-70 feet high by 40-50 feet wide and prefers full sun to partial shade. The main thing about it for me is that it adapts to a variety of soils. Plus it tolerates wind, pollution, and drought so I'm thinking this is a good selection to try around the house, especially as it is also deer resistant.
There is a thousand year old tree in Japan. Don't think I need to plan that far ahead, but the challange will be finding the tree to plant at a nursery. Amazon has seeds for sale. The Green Vase is also used for bonzai.
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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at November 23, 2010 5:35 AM