Scientific Name: Zelkova serrata
Origin: Japan, Korea, Taiwan & Eastern China
Common Names: Japanese Zelkova, Japanese Elm, Keaki
Mature Height: 50-80 feet
Mature Width/Spread: 50-80 feet
Leaves: Simple, alternately arranged dark green elliptical leaves with serrated margins, which is the reason for its species name serrata
In the fall, the leaves become: The leaves will range in color from yellow, to yellow-orange to red-brown.
What other ways can you identify the Japanese Zelkova? By the appearance of its bark, which is smooth and peels to expose an orange inner bark.
Did you know …
- This tree is commonly used as a substitute for the American elm because it is resistant to Dutch elm disease.
- Was first brought to the United States in 1862.
- It is commonly used for Bonsai.
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