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Zelkova serrata

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Zelkova serrata Japanese Zelkova,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Trees Broad Domed, Rounded

A handsome deciduous tree that is long lived, growth rate is very fast when young but slows down to medium with maturity, bright green finely serrated foliage that turns to mixture of orange to reds in autumn which can retain on the tree for weeks. Widely used in cities around the world because of it adaptability to a range of soils and its tolerance of high pollution levels. One of the main trees planted in Tokyo city

Mature Height: Mature Width:
10-25m 4-10m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any

Landscape Use(s)
Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Wind Break, Shade Tree

Pests & Diseases: Aphids

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Ulmaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green, Orange, Red
Flower Colour: Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: N/A
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: High
Frost: High
Wind: High