Zelkova serrata (Japanese Zelkova)
Zelkova serrata (Japanese Zelkova) is a deciduous tree native to Japan, China, and Korea. It belongs to the Ulmaceae family, which also includes elm trees.
Japanese zelkova can grow up to 30 meters tall, with a spreading crown that can reach 15-20 meters in width. The leaves are simple, alternate, and serrated, with a dark green color that turns to shades of orange and red in the fall.
The bark of the Japanese zelkova is a prominent feature of the tree, with a distinct pattern of ridges and furrows that give it a striking appearance. The bark color is a light gray-brown when young and becomes a deeper, darker brown as the tree matures.
The Japanese zelkova is a popular ornamental tree in parks and gardens due to its attractive foliage and bark, as well as its tolerance for a range of growing conditions. It is also used as a street tree in urban areas due to its ability to withstand pollution and drought.
In addition to its ornamental uses, Japanese zelkova wood is highly valued in Japan for its strength, durability, and attractive grain patterns. It is used in the construction of furniture, flooring, and other interior finishes.
Botanical Name : Zelkova serrata
Common Name : Japanese Zelkova
Height : 98 ft
Spread : 50 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 60 days cold moist stratification
Hardiness zone : 6-8
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 1250