Zelkova

Zelkova serrata

The Zelkova is a lovely landscape specimen or shade tree. It has a unique leaf and canopy shape. The leaves of the Zelkova are similar to elm leaves. The Zelkova is a good substitute for Elms since the Zelkova is not susceptible to Dutch elm disease.

 
Zones: Hardy to Zone 5
Leaf Description: Toothed and Ovate
Mature Height: 50 ft
Mature Spread: 40 ft
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate
Habit: Upright, vase shaped
Light Requirements: Sun to partial shade
Soil Tolerances: Prefers a moist soil