“Village Green” Japanese Zelkova
Zelkova serrata ‘Village Green’
A superior tree. It can be expected to perform very well in Keizer.
‘Village Green’ somewhat resembles the vase shape of American Elms, is tolerant of pollution, makes a great city street tree and produces a shorter and wider tree than ‘Green Vase’ Zelkova. This tree is used in many urban environments where air pollution, poor drainage, compacted soil, and/or drought are common.
Zelkova is often listed as a replacement for American Elm since it has roughly the same vase shape and grows 50 to 60 feet tall with a 50 to 60-foot spread. The leaves are 1.5 to 4 inches long, turning a brilliant rusty red or bronze in the fall.