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Zelkova serrata on our nursery
Zelkova serrata on our nursery
Green foliage of Zelkova serrata
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Autumn folioage of Zelkova serrata
Mature specimen of  Zelkova serrata
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Zelkova serrata

Keyaki, Keaki

Estimated fully grown height 12-17m

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Product Details

Zelkova serrata is a relative of the Elm which is a native of Japan.  Being related, it is similar in appearance to Elm, yet has good resistance to Dutch Elm Disease and won the Award of Garden Merit in 2002.

The foliage of this species is bright green, Elm like in appearance, but Hornbeam like in size.  the autumn display of foliage is vivid, producing a range of colours from red through to bronze.  The bark is smooth, yet does flake attractively as the tree matures.

The Japanese Zelkova is a Medium to Large tree at maturity, producing a stately specimen with a wide and spreading crown.  These trees perform best in fertile, sandy and loamy soils.

Zelkova serrata is a real statement specimen, requiring space to get the best from it.  It is therefore best suited to large gardens or avenue and parkland planting.

Mature height: 12-17m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Broad, Rounded,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree
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Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.