City Sprite Japanese Zelkova
City Sprite Japanese Zelkova
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Patriot Elm

Wireless® Zelkova

Wireless® Zelkova

City Sprite® Japanese Zelkova

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SKU
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Vibrant Green Foliage & Excellent Vase Form: The City Sprite® Japanese Zelkova

  • Elm-Like Appearance
  • A New Dwarf, Compact and Dense Growing Selection
  • Great for Smaller Yards
  • Strong and Stately
  • Perfect for Compact Yards
  • Drought-Tolerant

The City Sprite® Japanese Zelkova (Zelkova serrata 'JFS-KW1') is a bright and dense tree that looks like an elm but in a compact dwarf form. This petite tree offers all the charm of the larger Zelkova varieties but is perfect for versatile landscape uses.

Whether you live in the city or you're looking for a tree-charm in your yard without devoting a lot of space, the City Sprite Japanese Zelkova is an excellent choice. With a straight trunk and even crown, this charming tree offers a storybook-like appearance. In fact, when young, it has a quaint lollipop form.

The City Sprite has dense bright green foliage that spreads outward with semi-upright branches that form a rounded vase shape. The short distance between leaves makes for a full and verdant sight.

The City Sprite's leaves are evenly veined with sharply incised edges. When fall arrives, this attractive tree glows golden yellow with rich hints of orange.

This tree is low maintenance but offers formal grace. It is strong with a dense trunk that holds up to wind and snow. It also features outstanding drought tolerance once established. The City Sprite makes a great substitute for the American Elm. It is resistant to Dutch Elm disease and is remarkably hardy.

The City Sprite Japanese Zelkova loves full sun and does well in a wide variety of soils, including compactor dry soils. Use this petite stately tree to flank your driveway or as a small specimen for a patch of cool shade. It makes an excellent choice for height as an anchor in a large foundation planting.

A refreshing take on the Japanese Zelkova, the City Sprite Japanese Zelkova is a compact tree with a lot to offer.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

City Sprite® Japanese Zelkova Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Bower and Branch
Botanical Name Zelkova serrata JFS-KW1'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 20 - 24 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 18 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune Early Spring
Fragrant No