ZELKOVA serrata

Commonly known as Japanese zelkova, Keaki

Large tree of wide spreading habit with serrated leaves and good autumn colour
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ZELKOVA serrata

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  • Deciduous
    tapered leaves to 12cm (5in) long with up to 16 teeth on either side are dark green becoming yellow, orange or red in autumn.
  • White
  • Height
    30m (100ft)
  • Spread
    18m (60ft)
  • Tree
    Spreading tree with smooth grey bark peeling to reveal orange patches.
  • Hardy - very cold winter Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
    provide shelter from cold winds in frosty areas
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases - horse-chestnut scale, bacterial canker, Dutch elm disease
  • Place of origin
    South Korea, Japan, Taiwan
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate see photos above
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
30m (100ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  18m (60ft)

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