SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Longwood Gardens - Kennette Square, PA, San Luis Obispo, CA, Blake Garden - Kensington, CA, The National Arboretum - Washington, DC, Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA
Somewhat more resistant to Dutch Elm Disease than most elms.
Native to Eastern Asia.
A Zelkova serrata in Placerville is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 57 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 169 inches and a crown spread of 37 feet.
Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.
Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 50 - 65 feet.
Width: 50 - 65 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Oblong to Ovate, Medium Green, Bronze, Red, Gold or Multicolored, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. . Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Drupe, Very Small (Under 0.25 inches), fruiting in Fall.
Bark Dark Brown, Light Gray or Light Green, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Dense out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 3 - 21.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Beetle Leaves and Spider Mites, Dutch Elm Disease.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Biogenic Emissions considered Low.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Zelkova serrata Tree Record." 1995-2019. May 26, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/zelkova-serrata >
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