Zelkova serrata 'Variegata'
  • Zelkova serrata 'Variegata'

Zelkova serrata 'Variegata'

£45.00

A rare and slow growing shrub, Zelkova serrata 'Variegata' has an arching habit and lovely white variegated leaves.

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(Variegated Water Elm) A rare and slow growing shrub, Zelkova serrata 'Variegata' has an arching habit and lovely variegated leaves. The leaves are serrated and have a lovely cream variegation that slowly takes on a rose pink hue in autumn before they fall.

Zelkova serrata 'Variegata'  is a beautiful plant, usually best suited for a position in light, dappled shade where the variegated leaves stand out best.


  • Position: Light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist or well drained, fertile soil. 
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Very slow.
  • Habit: Zelkova serrata 'Variegata' eventually grows to be a medium sized or large shrub.
    • Height: 2.5 m - 4 m (8 - 13 ft).
    • Spread: 2.5 m - 4 m (8 - 14 ft).
  • Notes: Despite the common name, Zelkova serrata 'Variegata' is not really an elm and therefore not attacked by Dutch Elm Disease.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Honey Fungus Resistant, Leaf Colour - Variegated, To grow in a pot

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