Scientific Name: Zelkova serrata
Common Name: Japanese zelkova
Family Name: Ulmaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 10 - 15m x 7 - 10m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Spreading, Twiggy, Upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Fall interest, Screening, Shade tree, Specimen plant, Street (boulevard tree), Tall background, Wind break
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Elliptic, Lanceolate, Ovate, Ciliate, Serrate
Flowers: Flowers clustered, Green, Apr-May
Fruit: Drupe, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves ovate to lanceolate, most blades up to 7-14cm long x 2-6cm wide, apex narrow, margins strongly serrate with fine narrow points, petioles 3-15mm long. Winter ID: twigs very slender, dark reddish-brown, buds alternate, broadly ovate, divergent.