A member of the Elm family which has been promoted as a replacement to American Elms because of its high degree of resistance to Dutch Elm Disease. As the name implies, the tree is native to Japan as well as Taiwan and eastern China, where it is highly valued as a commercial timber source.
This particular specimen is quite old and has been cut back several times, which has resulted a uniquely high number of diverging trunks.
|Latin Name||Zelkova serrata|
|Color of Leaf||Medium green turns to shades of yellow / orange to red / brown in fall|
|Shape of Leaf||Strongly serrated 2″ to 5″ long|
|Color of Flower||Inconspicuous|
|Shape of Flower||Inconspicuous|
|Bark Characteristics||Gray when young, strongly serrated 2″to 5″ long|