Wireless Zelkova (Zelkova serrata ‘Schmidtlow’)

Wireless Zelkova

  • Tall and Sturdy
  • Attractive Form with Outstretched Branches
  • Fiery Fall Color
  • A Tree Fit for an Estate

A true specimen tree: The Wireless Zelkova (Zelkova serrata ‘Schmidtlow’) is a giant with a wide crown that reaches toward the sky. With brilliant fall foliage, this tree’s charm lasts year after year as it towers taller and taller.

The Wireless Zelkova is a single-stem tree that grows in an upright, vase form with branches that remain celebratory while reaching far and wide. It keeps a tidy shape and can at times offer a large-scale bonsai-like form, especially if yours takes on a flat-topped form as it grows.

Like other Zelkovas, the Wireless Zelkova has a straight trunk that remains narrow and tidy. Its branches remain symmetrical and even.

This tree is fit for a yard where kids can play beneath. As a Zelkova, you can expect this variety to thrive under adverse conditions and remain strong and attractive.

The Wireless Zelkova’s leaves are serrated and medium green. Because this tree has such a dense crown, it creates a deep pool of shade beneath. When fall arrives, you will be floored by the Wireless Zelkova’s vibrant brilliant yellows that transform to a coral red then deep merlot.

Plant your Wireless Zelkova along the roadway or driveway for a lovely canopy or tunnel-like feel. Plant the Wireless Zelkova wherever you would plant the American Elm. Use it as a specimen, long-term shade tree, or as tree that will stand up against urban conditions. You will want to prune its lower branches until it matures.

If you’re looking for a tree that is strong, stately, and a model of health, the Wireless Zelkova is ready to make your acquaintance.

Wireless Zelkova (Zelkova serrata ‘Schmidtlow’) Details

Common name Wireless Zelkova
Botanical name Zelkova serrata 'Schmidtlow'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 5-8
Growth rate Medium
Height 20 - 24 ft.
Width 30 - 35 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color Yellow