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City Sprite zelkova

Zelkova serrata 'JFS-KW1'

Description:
This compact tree is a dwarf version of the regular zelkova with brighter green foliage. It produces a uniform and full crown. A great tree for small spaces. The fall color is orange to yellow.

Power Line Approved: Yes

Min. street tree planting width: 5 feet

Mature Height: 25 feet

Mature Spread: 20 feet

Tree Shape: Compact oval to vase.

Where to Plant:
A perfect tree for smaller planting strips under power lines. Can also be used for small yard spaces.   

Leaves:
Bright green with toothed margins. They turn variations of gold and yellow in the fall.

Flowers:
Small, green, and inconspicuous.

Preferred Site Conditions:
Prefers well-drained soil in full sun.

Potential Problems:
No serious insect or disease problems.

Minimum Planting Distances:

  • 15 feet from house or building
  • 3 ½ feet back from the face of the curb
  • 5 feet from underground utility lines
  • 10 feet from power poles
  • 7 ½ feet from driveways (10 feet recommended)
  • 20 feet from street lights and other existing trees
  • 30 feet from street intersections

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