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Zelkova, Japanese zelkova—Zelkova serrata
Family Ulmaceae (Elm family)
Zelkovas are deciduous trees. Leaves are narrow, oval, and toothed. In the fall, leaves turn yellow, red, or brownish. Trees have smooth, gray bark.
Optimum conditions for growth
Zelkovas are good shade trees. They do best in areas with full sun. Provide moderate to regular amounts of water. Zelkova tolerates many different soil types, drought, and wind. Prune young trees to shape. Thin out crowded branches.
Leaves of Zelkova