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Common Name: Japanese Zelkova

Species Name: Zelkova serrata

Family Name: Ulmaceae





Plant Facts  
Origin Japan
Sun Preference Full Sun
Susceptibility Japanese beetle, canker



ID Characteristics

  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Plant Height: 80-foot diameter, 100-foot height
    • Leaves: Alternate, simple, 2-4 inches long, 3/4-2 inches wide, ovate to oblongovate, sharply toothed margins



Soil Preference Well-drained, deep, adapted to most soils
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone
Notes Resistant to Dutch Elm Disease, some resistance to the elm leaf beetle; pH adaptable; tolerates drought; good street tree


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