Zelkova serrata
  • Zelkova serrata
  • Zelkova serrata

Zelkova serrata

£28.00

(Water Elm) A graceful, elegant tree introduced into the UK in 1861, Zelkova serrata has dark green, narrow leaves with a serrated edge and attractive autumn colour.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (seed grown, approx 3 - 4 years old, 80 - 100 cm tall)

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A graceful, elegant tree introduced into the UK in 1861, Zelkova serrata has dark green, narrow leaves with a serrated edge and attractive autumn colour. Established trees have eye-catching, flaking bark.

Growing to be a medium sized tree over time, Zelkova serrata prefers a moist fertile soil but once established can tolerate dry conditions and pollution, making it a good tree for urban areas.


  • Position: Full sun or light dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist or well drained, fertile soil. Zelkova serrata is tolerant of dry soil conditions.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Zelkova serrata grows to be a medium sized tree with a vase shaped habit.
    • Height: 15 m (50 ft).
    • Spread: up to 12 m (40 ft).
  • Notes: Despite the common name, Zelkova serrata is not really an elm and therefore not attacked by Dutch Elm Disease. This tree is also tolerant of atmospheric pollution and windy sites.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Eventual Size
Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Special: Windy & Exposed, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Honey Fungus Resistant, Screening/Hedge

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