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Zelkova

Zelkova serrata

Beautiful, spreading umbrella-like canopy on this tree. Wonderful for home or street landscapes because very little litter and is a low-water user.

SMUD Availability:
Yes
Size:
Large
Height:
50-60 ft
Width:
50-60 ft
Water Needs:
Moderate to Low
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Deciduous
Shape:
vase
Fall color:
Red, Yellow
Flowers:
No
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Sunset Zones:
7, 8, 9, 14
Diseases and pests:
Typically disease and pest free. Often develops cankers if the trunk is wounded.
Useful as a street tree? Minimum planting strip width?:
Yes, 6' planting strip

Minimum Planting Distances

  • from a building foundation: 15 feet
  • from walks and driveways: 8 feet
  • from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line): 30 feet
  • between trees: 30 feet

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