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Zelkova serrata 'Schmidtlow'

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Wireless Zelkova (Zelkova serrata 'Schmidtlow') at Everett's Gardens

Wireless® Zelkova

Wireless® Zelkova

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Height:  20 feet

Spread:  36 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Other Names:  Japanese Zelkova

Brand:  J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.


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

Ornamental Features

Wireless® Zelkova has forest green deciduous foliage on a tree with a round habit of growth. The serrated pointy leaves turn an outstanding red in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

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;

  • Shade

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.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Fall Color 
Ornamental Features