Zelkova serrata

Botanical Name: Zelkova serrata

Phonetic: Zel-KOE-vuh Sir-AH-tuh

Common Name(s): Zelkova/Sawleaf Zelkove

Family: Ulmaceae
Origin: East China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan
Plant Type: Tree
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf Type: Simple, coarsely serrated margins
Leaf Color: 

Fall color: Red, orange, yellow
Texture: Medium
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Spring (March to April)
Flower Color(s): Green, insignificant

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 5-8
Climate Zone(s): 3-24
Growth Rate: Moderate                                         
Height: 40-50 Feet (can grow up to 70-90 Feet under right conditions)
Spread: 40-50 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium/2
Soil: Rich soils, regular waters, cold winters, moist loams
Pest/Diseases: Highly resistant to Dutch Elm Disease. Phloem necrosis, wilts, and cankers may occur. Leaf miner, beetles, scale, spider mites (hot dry summers)

Features: Dome-shaped canopy, rich fall color, tolerates aridity, short periods of drought, and high pH, low maintenance, tolerates air pollution, attractive bark, timber tree in Japan
Uses: Fall color, park tree, lawn tree, shade tree, parking lot tree, bonsai

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