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Zelkova serrata
Zelkova serrata

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Zones 3-21, 29-41
Full Sun
Regular Water

Zelkova serrata

Sawleaf Zelkova
Deciduous, Trees

Good shade tree; sometimes used as a substitute for American elm (U. americana), which is highly prone to Dutch elm disease (zelkova is also susceptible but rarely succumbs).Grows at moderate to fast rate to 60 ft. or higher, equally wide. Silhouette ranges from vase shaped to quite spreading.

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