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Zelkova serrata 'Goshiki'

 
Zelkova serrata 'Goshiki'
Common name variegated Japanese elm
Family ulmaceae
Life cycle tree (Z5)
Flowers greenish white (April-May)
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil (not too dry)

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
Zelkova serrata 'Goshiki'
By early November, the variegation has made way for a burnished orange coloration
variegated Japanese elm
Ten years later, the leaves are overhead

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: side garden

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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