Herb: Chinese Zelkova
Latin name: Zelkova schneideriana
Family: Ulmaceae (Elm Family)
Description of the plant:
Habitat of Chinese Zelkova:Beside streams at elevations of 200 - 1100 metres (1800 - 2800 metres in Yunnan and Xizang Provinces).
Other uses of the herb:The fibre from the bark is used for manufacturing ropes and paper. The high quality timber is resistant to decay.
Propagation of Chinese Zelkova:Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe. Stored seed requires stratification and should be sown as early in the year as possible. Germination rates are variable. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Cultivation of the herb:Beside streams at elevations of 200 - 1100 metres (1800 - 2800 metres in Yunnan and Xizang Provinces).
Medicinal use of Chinese Zelkova:None known
Known hazards of Zelkova schneideriana:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.