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  Japanese Zelkova  
Common Name: Japanese Zelkova
Latin Name: Zelkova serrata
Tree Size: Medium
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Water Needs: Moderate
Tolerances: Drought
Attributes: reliable fall color
Features: Exfoliating bark; bronze fall color.
Comments: Resistant to Dutch elm disease. Might be hard to find in nurseries.
Problems: Requires proper pruning to develop strong branching pattern.
Firewise: Yes
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