Musashino Zelkova

Zelkova serrata 'Musashino'

Musashino Zelkova

$540.00

$540.00

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Height : 45 feet
Spread: 15 feet
Sunlight: full sun
Water Usage: dry to moist
Landscape Use: Accent, Shade
Flower Color: N/A
Bloom Period:N/A
Foliage Type: deciduous
Foliage Color: Green
Deer Resistant?: No

Quick Description
This variety is tailored for tight spaces, with densely upswept branching; interesting peeling bark and reliable fall color; low maintenance and trouble-free, an excellent choice for street plantings or smaller areas
Other Names: Japanese Zelkova

What Makes it Special?
Musashino Zelkova is primarily valued in the landscape for its rigidly columnar form. It has rich green deciduous foliage. The serrated pointy leaves turn an outstanding coppery-bronze in the fall.


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Landscape Attributes
Musashino Zelkova is a deciduous tree with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Planting & Growing
Musashino Zelkova will grow to be about 45 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 6 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.



Want more info on sizes?
IndyPlants sells landscape size plant material. These often come in black nursery containers and are classified in sizes such as #2, #3, #5, etc. This correlates to the volume of the container, 2 gallon, 3, gallon, 5 gallon, etc. The bigger the number, the larger the pot, and the larger the plant. You’ll also see larger sizes such as 2” BB, 2.5” BB, 3” BB, etc. This stands for ‘Balled & Burlapped’. These plants are usually much larger and are not transported in black nursery pots. The sizing correlates to the diameter of the trunk of the tree.

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