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MUSASHINO SAWLEAF ZELKOVA
Zelkova serrata 'Musashino'
Photo Locations: Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA
Named after a city within Tokyo, Japan, this narrow, upright tree is very symmetrical and a perfect candidate for formal settings. Said to be more heat tolerant than other Zelkova varieties.
Additional Common Names
MUSASHINO JAPANESE ZELKOVA, MUSASHINO SAWLEAF ZELKOVA
Erect with a High Canopy.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 40 - 45 feet.
Width: 10 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.
Leaves Elliptic, Green, Bronze or Red, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Bark Gray Brown, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 3 - 21.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun.
Moist but Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Canker.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Weak.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Special Uses & Values
Buffer Strip, Shade Tree or Street Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Zelkova serrata 'Musashino' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 23, 2018.
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