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Zelkova carpinifolia - summer leaves

Zelkova carpinifolia

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(Caucasian elm) Unusual in the UK, this is a slow growing small or eventually medium sized, deciduous tree once established with dark green, coarsely toothed leaves. Best in a sunny position with a little shelter from strong winds.

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Unusual in the UK, this is a slow growing small or eventually medium sized, deciduous tree once established with dark green, coarsely toothed leaves. Best in a sunny position with a little shelter from strong winds. Established trees gradually develop flaking beech-like bark.

Enjoys damp soil but avoid areas prone to waterlogging..


  • Position: Full sun or light dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist or well drained, fertile soil. Zelkova carpinifolia is tolerant of dry soil conditions.
  • Hardiness: Hardy but usually more vigorous with a little shelter.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
  • Habit: Zelkova carpinifolia grows to be a small or eventually medium sized, densely branching, vase-shaped tree possibly a little larger in very favourable areas once established.
    • Height: 12 - 15 m (50 ft).
    • Spread: up to 8 - 10 m (26 - 32 ft).
  • Notes: Despite the common name, Zelkova carpinifolia is not really an elm and therefore not attacked by Dutch Elm Disease.
How Much Sun
Light Shade, Full Sun
Eventual Size
Tree - Medium (8m - 15m), Tree - Small (4m - 8m)
Growing Conditions
Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Dry/Sandy, Soil: Damp/Wet, Soil: Acid, Soil: Alkaline
Special Features
Honey Fungus Resistant, Autumn Colour, Rare and Unusual, Foliage - Unusual Shape, Screening/Hedge

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