Zelkova carpinifolia zelkova Ulmaceae ZECA*; Bx, br;

  

Zelkova carpinifolia.commons.wikimedia.org (Accessed 9/2014).

Zelkova carpinifolia.commons.wikimedia.org (Accessed 9/2014).

Zelkova carpinifolia is a tree to 25 m tall, bark smooth, gray; twigs finely hairy, at least when young; apparently colonial from root sprouts if cut. 

Leaves alternate, stalk 0.1-0.2 cm long, blade 2-5 cm long (to 9 cm on shoots), tip pointed, base rounded to slightly lobed, hairy on both sides, veins 6-8 per side, margin coarsely, sharply, evenly toothed, teeth blunt tipped. 

Flowers greenish, small, wind pollinated. 

Fruit rarely produced, a small nut. 

Zelkova carpinifolia.fr.wikipedia.org

Zelkova-carpinifolia.fr_.wikipedia.org_. (Accessed 7/2014).

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent except in cultivation. 

Origin: Middle East (Johnson and More 2005).  

Habitat: In cultivation.