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Zelkova serrata 'Musashino'

Zelkova serrata 'Musashino'

Photo Locations: Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA

General Notes

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.

Family: Ulmaceae

Additional Common Names


Tree Characteristics

Erect with a High Canopy.

Vase Shape.

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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