|Species:||Zelkova serrata (Thunb.) Mak.|
Origin: Japan, Korea, Taiwan
Botanical characteristics: It is a big deciduous tree with a large crown, growing up to 30 m in height. It has a grey, smooth bark that peels off in orange patches when it grows old. The leaves are from ovate to lanceolate, toothed, dark green. In autumn it takes a beautiful colour changing from yellow to orange and red. It is a monoecious plant with insignificant male and female flowers separated but on the same plant.
Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It prefers deep, fertile, moist and well-drained soils and adapts well to dry soils and resists air pollution.
Use: It is cultivated as ornamental plant for its growth habit, its beautiful leaves and its autumn nuances. It is used as a single plant in parks and large gardens and is really suitable for avenues.
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