#064 Japanese Zelkova (Zelkova serrata)

This Japanese Zelkova is the reigning state champion from March of 1990. The tree has structural cabling in place to support some of its larger branches.

Statistics (1989/2020)

  • Circumference (In.): 89"/174"
  • Height (Ft.): 48'/46'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 56'/86'
  • Total Points: 151/242

More Information

  • Nominated By: Joe McLaurin
  • Year Added: 1989
  • Owned By: Thomas C. Ewing
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Myers Park
  • Property Type: Private Home
  • Nearest Address: Private Property
  • Ecological Value: The Japanese Zelkova has been promoted in recent years as a substitute for American Elm because of its resistance to Dutch Elm disease. The tree is known for clean foliage, graceful shape, and a high heat tolerance. .