Any of five species of disease resistant trees native to China and Japan, such as the Japanese zelkova (Zelkova serrata). Zelkova trees are grown both as ornamental trees and for their timber. They are also used as bonsai trees.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Japanese zelkova (Zelkova serrata); keyaki (Jap.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "Zelkova." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2005. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service 8 Feb. 2005 .
- Website address 1 Comment: Museum of Japanese Traditional Art Crafts at http://www.nihon-kogeikai.com/ (Jap. term)