Zelkova is a medium sized tree with a beautiful, spreading, umbrella-like canopy. It is a graceful low-maintenance, low-water tree that grows quickly to fill a space with lush green foliage and gorgeous fall color.
Color / Appearance
Sapwood is yellowish white in color, while the heartwood is yellowish brown to brown, or light golden brown in color.
Grain / Texture
Reported to vary from straight to irregular and wavy. Texture is reported to be coarse.
Seasoned wood is reported to have moderate dimensional stability, and tends to exhibit medium movement after manufacture. Hardness is rated as medium. It resists denting and marring about as well as white oak or birch.
Carvings, chairs, chests, domestic flooring, joinery, furniture, ornamental work, shafts/handles, shipbuilding, general woodwork
Characteristics used by permission from The Wood Database