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Zelkova_schneideriana - Hand.-Mazz.

Common Name Chinese Zelkova
Family Ulmaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Beside streams at elevations of 200 - 1100 metres (1800 - 2800 metres in Yunnan and Xizang Provinces)[266].
Range E. Asia - southwest China.
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Zelkova_schneideriana Chinese Zelkova


Zelkova_schneideriana Chinese Zelkova

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Zelkova_schneideriana is a deciduous Tree growing to 30 m (98ft 5in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7 and is not frost tender. It is in flower in April, and the seeds ripen from September to November. The species is monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Habitats

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

The fibre from the bark is used for manufacturing ropes and paper[266]. The high quality timber is resistant to decay[266].

Cultivation details

An easily grown plant, it succeeds in almost any good soil, acid or alkaline, preferring a deep well-drained moist loam[11, 200]. Prefers a moderately sheltered position[11]. Relatively shade tolerant[200]. A fast growing tree[200]. Dormant plants are very cold-tolerant, but they are sometimes damaged by late spring frosts when they are young[11]. 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[11, 200]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe. Stored seed requires stratification and should be sown as early in the year as possible[78, 200]. Germination rates are variable[78]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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