I am interested in planting Japanese Zelkova in my yard as I feel it
is the most appropriate match for what I am looking for. I want a
fast growing tree that can live in SW Missouri USA, has no/low fruit
cleanup, low health problems, and a good, tall shade tree. (I
already have short fruit trees on the property for the wildlife -
The Japanese Zelkova seems to match my desires better than any other
tree I have researched.
The problem is I cannot locate someone that sells these. Is there
another name for these that I would have better luck with? Any links
to websites that sell these? The ones I have found on Google search
either are not in stock, outside the USA, or are Bonzi trees.
That should get you started, however Zelkovas are quite highly recommended
for your location and should be pretty readily available at any good local
nursery or garden center.
pam - gardengal
Just water it deeply to prevent surface roots, and prune it to U
crotches instead of V crotches.
My entire block (~35 homes on each side of the street) was planted
with Japanese zelkova as the street tree about 32 years ago. Many
My nextdoor neighbors lost theirs just two weeks ago when it split,
a result of improper pruning by the county. The county is only
interested in ensuring clearance under street trees for trash
trucks and street sweepers, not in the health of the trees. I
never let the county near my tree.
David E. Ross
Climate: California Mediterranean
I've always rented -- so this is somewhat new to me.
How does one properly water it deep? I have a sprinkler system over
the yard, so that would promote surface roots, right? I recall one of
my grandparents had a pipe in the yard to water the tree (not in
Missouri.,) but I have concreate like rock about 3-6 inches under the
soil everywhere, which makes it take a very long time to dig. It is
common to see bedrock near/above the soil here, though I am on the
side of a hill - so it is a bit looser than at my other grandparents
(it is solid rock most of the place there.)
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