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Zelkova serrata 'Schmidtlow'
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Height: 20 feet
Spread: 36 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Other Names: Japanese Zelkova
This variety has a very broad, spreading vase shape; interesting peeling bark and rich red fall color; quite hardy, low maintenance and trouble-free, an excellent choice for street plantings under utility lines
Wireless Zelkova has forest green foliage throughout the season. The serrated pointy leaves turn an outstanding red in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Wireless Zelkova is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Wireless Zelkova is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Wireless Zelkova will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 36 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.
This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.