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Wireless zelkova

Zelkova serrata 'Schmidtlow'

Easy to Maintain Fall Colors

Characteristics:
Medium, broadleaf deciduous tree with broadly vase-shaped crown.

Growing Conditions:
Prefers full sun to partial shade, sandy loam to soils with some clay. Tolerant of drought and pollution once established. Grows faster than other cultivars.

Uses:
Good urban street tree. Selected for its low height and broad spreading shape, this cultivar has an ideal shape for street plantings under utility lines. Its red fall color is a surprising extra feature.

Height:
24' at maturity

Width:
36' at maturity

Shape:
Broadly vase-shaped

Flowers:
Inconspicuous, yellow-green flowers, appearing before the leaves.

Leaves:
Alternate, simple, elliptical leaves are dark green, turning to bronze-red in fall.

Bark:
Bark is smooth, red-brown to gray when young. Remains smooth for many years, eventually exfoliates exposing reddish brown inner bark.

Native to Japan.