Japanese Zelkova

Scientific Name: Zelkova serrata
Genus: Zelkova
Family: Ulmaceae

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This tree is a member of the elm family, but it’s much less susceptible to the Dutch Elm Disease than are its cousins. Older trees have an attractive bark: mottled and flaky. They can attain a height of 130 feet, and they display a nice symmetry even when mature.