(Cretan Zelkova) Zelkova abelicea is a handsome rare shrub or eventually very small tree native to the mountains of Crete with an elegant habit and small green leaves.
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Zelkova abelicea is a handsome rare shrub or eventually very small tree native to the mountains of Crete with an elegant habit and small green leaves.
In the UK, Zelkova abelicea seems to be most suited to a warm, sunny position and soil with good drainage.
- Position: Full sun or light dappled shade.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soil. Zelkova abelicea is tolerant of dry soil conditions.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Rate of Growth: Slow .
- Habit: In the UK, Zelkova abelicea grows to be a large spreading shrub or very small tree in time.
- Height: approx 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft ft).
- Spread: 4 - 5 m (13 - 16 ft).
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Mature Size
- Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline, Soil Type: Acid
- Special Features
- Honey Fungus Resistant, Leaf Shape - Unusual or Large, Rare and Unusual, To grow in a pot
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