- Hardiness Zone: 5-8
- Mature Height: 25' tall
- Mature Width: 35' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 30-40' apart
FIERY FALL COLOR IN A GORGEOUS CANOPY
- Emerald green leaves turn a phenomenal deep red color to provide great fall color
- The mature height (25' tall) of the Wireless ® Zelkova makes this tree ideal for planting along streets and under power lines
- The wide-spreading canopy gives plenty of room for people to walk under
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
Why the Wireless® Zelkova?
We’ve all seen it. A guy plants a tree under a power line. Eventually, the tree gets way too big for its space, and then what happens? The tree gets topped, ruining its shape forever. Don’t be that guy. There are trees that are perfect for planting under utility lines—beautiful trees that never outgrow their space. The Wireless® Japanese Zelkova is one. This compact street tree will develop a flat-topped, wide-spreading canopy that stays out of the wires, yet allows for the passage of people and vehicles underneath. Handsome all season in its emerald-green foliage, its deep red fall color is a sweet bonus.
The Japanese Zelkova Tree is a large, regal, vase-shaped tree from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and northeast China. Related to Elm Trees, but very resistant to Elm disease, it has gotten much more popular in this country since the arrival of that devastating disease many years ago. The Wireless® Zelkova was introduced by Keith Warren of J. Frank Schmidt Nursery in Boring, Oregon. The tree was a chance seedling that happened to have a different growth pattern than its siblings. Warren chose the tree for its size and shape, but he was wowed by its fall color, which he described as the best red he’d ever seen in a Zelkova.
How to use in the landscape?
The Wireless® Japanese Zelkova is an adaptable tree that’s happy on a country estate, in the heart of the city, and everywhere in between. Once established, this tough tree laughs at heat and humidity, frigid winters (to -20°F), wind, de-icing salts, drought, compacted soils, and alkaline soils!
Why Bower & Branch?
At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.
- Trusted, Experienced Growers
- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise
- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States
We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.
We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.
Hardiness Zone: 5-8
Mature Height: 25' tall
Mature Width: 35' wide
Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
Spacing: 30-40' apart
How To Plant
Wireless® Japanese Zelkova is an easy-to-please tree that all gardeners will succeed with, provided its few simple needs are met. Plant this tree in a sunny location, as shade will cause it to lose its nice, tight habit. It isn’t picky about soil, but it doesn’t like “wet feet”—excess water must drain away after a rain. Irrigate with the Bower & Branch Elements™ Watering System during the establishment period to help your tree develop a strong root system. It will be relatively drought tolerant in subsequent years. Pests and diseases are of no concern to this tough and hardy tree.
How To Water
They require keeping the soil moist (not too wet) after initial planting. Once established, they are more tolerant of drought conditions, reducing your hand-watering responsibilities.
How To Fertilize
During fall, feed your Zelkova Bower & Branch Elements Fertilizer once a year for about the first 3 or 4 years - this will give your tree all the nutrients it needs.
How To Prune
Pruning will seldom be necessary but if it is, Zelkovas should be pruned so that dead branches and twigs that may be diseased can be removed. Do not compost any disease branches, dispose of them appropriately in the garbage.
Hardiness Zones: 5-8
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.
How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - Phone: 866-873-3888 - Or via Online Chat
Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes A and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.
At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).