This large shade tree has a unique vase shape as it matures. It is very vigorous, the branches arch upwards, and it gets taller than wide. It works well for large lawns or park areas. The leaves are larger and lighter green than many other Zelkova, resembling elm leaves. They can turn orange-bronze in the fall.
It is drought-tolerant once established and can tolerate clay. It does not have any serious insect or disease problems.