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Zelkova serrata
Water Elm

Zelkova serrata
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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.

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

  • 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.


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