City Sprite zelkova

Zelkova serrata 'JFS-KW1'

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.   

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

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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