Japanese Zelkova

General Info

  • Latin Name - Zelkova serrata
  • Native Range - Japan, Korea, Taiwan
  • Growth Rate - Medium, Fast in youth
  • Mature Height - 50–80’
  • Mature Spread - 40–50’

Arborist Thoughts

  • Another great urban tolerant tree that deserves more consideration in the landscape or as a street tree.
  • Japanese zelkova has an upright vase shaped habit, attractive exfoliating bark at maturity and stunning apricot to red fall color.

  • Would make a great alternative to Red maple for folks seeing a tree with reliable Fall color.