'Zen' the Japanese Elm - #328
'Zen' the Japanese Elm - #328
'Zen' the Japanese Elm - #328

'Zen' the Japanese Elm - #328

$ 450.00

This one-of-a-kind tree stands apart from the rest. What you see in the photos are what you get, and there will never be another one like it!

This Limited Edition of 'Zen' the Japanese Elm comes in our new silver glazed planter. Handmade in Seto, Aichi prefecture in Japan, ceramicist Tatsuya Kato crushes and blends natural ironstones to create a rippled metallic effect for this exclusive glaze.  

I’m Zen, the Japanese Elm or Zelkova, and native to Japan and Eastern China. I’m known for my fine-toothed leaves, graceful lines and attractive bark. I do best in full to partial sun conditions. You can water me once every 5-7 days, or more it it’s really hot.

To water, submerge my pot in water up to the rim for 20 minutes and let me drain thoroughly. Although I’m an outdoor plant, I can acclimate to indoor conditions with proper ventilation and light. Keep the window open or put me outside on nice days. In winter, keep me in a cool location far from heaters. If outdoors, protect me well from the winter winds.


The main aspect of Elm symbolism is strength, wisdom and will & intuition. In Greek and Celtic folklore, the Elm is associated with death and passage to the Underworld. In terms of uses, Native American tribes used infusions from the inner root bark to treat colds, coughs, and fever.  

Includes care instructions. Plate sold separately.

Pot Size*   Medium: 7"W x 5"H

*as no two handmade pots are the same, pot dimensions are best approximations

**shipping limited locations