Zelkova serrata Growing Guide

How to Grow Keaki, Japanese Zelkova in your Garden

Keaki, Japanese Zelkova

Japanese Zelkova (Zelkova serrata) photograph by Cliff.

Quick Zelkova serrata Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific name: Zelkova serrata
  • Common Name: Keaki, Japanese Zelkova
  • Growing Zone (USA): 05 to 08
  • Life Cycle/Type: Tree

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 900 to 960
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 600 to 720
  • Time of Bloom: Spring
  • Color of Bloom:
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: Green
  • Growth Form: Tree

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Medium paced
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Softwood cuttings from young plants (summer), grafting in winter, or sow seed outdoors in the autumn
  • How to Prune: light or no pruning, do not prune hard
  • Pests: Spider mites
  • Diseases: Mainly resistant to Dutch Elm Disease

Further Information

  • Can Attact:
  • Tolerant of: Air Pollution
  • Best used in: Areas requiring pest toleranance, Specimen, Large Garden and Street Tree
  • Miscellaneous : Is not a native plant of N. America, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms
  • Genus Detail: Zelkova
  • Further Reading: Here and Here

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