Zelkova serrata 'Goshiki'
Nice little specimen tree, set in a raised circle in our side garden. We sure hope it doesn't grow as large as the species (50-70 ft) - but even if it does, it will take a long time to do so. In the two years in our garden, it hasn't grown much, but it pleases us with its white-splashed, slightly contorted leaves. As you can see from the two pictures, the green coloration in spring (right) is light; the color deepens in summer (above), for an even more striking variegation effect.
||variegated Japanese elm
||greenish white (April-May)
||ordinary garden soil (not too dry)
|By early November, the variegation has made way for a burnished orange coloration |
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|Robert||Jun 30, 2009||I have had this plant in my kansas garden for 15 years and I will say it grows just as fast as the species. I am also betting it will get as tall as the species. Awesome tree. A crowd favorite.|
|Eric||May 20, 2015||Where can I buy a seedling or seeds for this variety?|
I don't think it can be grown from seed - varieties like this are propagated vegetatively, by cuttings or grafting.
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