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Japanese Zelkova
Zelkova serrata
Japanese Zelkova form
Size:

Small

Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Insect Damage


Few problems; fairly resistant to Dutch Elm Disease.

Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8 
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Mature Height: 50-75 Feet
Features:

Russet fall color; bark peels and flakes giving a mottled appearance.

Culture: Full sun; moist, well drained soil; pH adaptable; drought tolerant.
Cultivars:
  • 'Green Vase'-strong vase shape, good fall color, faster growing than the species.
  • 'Halka'- good vase shape and fast growth rate, yellow fall color.
  • 'Illinois Hardy.-considered more reliably cold-hardy than other cultivars.
  • 'Village Green'-strong vase shape, reddish fall color.
Mature Form: Vase shaped with a short trunk
Native To:

Japan

Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Screen
Use for: Shade.Shade
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Brown
Red
 
Additional Notes:

Although this species is related to elms, it is not seriously troubled by many of the common elm problems (Dutch Elm Disease, elm leaf beetle and Japanese beetle).

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