Corrugated blue-green leaves with serrated edges change to red, scarlet, and orange in fall. Horticultural source.

The hard, heavy wood is used for tool handles, mallets, walking sticks, and golf clubs. Also known as musclewood.

This great native tree grows well in heavy soil and lower light conditions. The catkins and fruits look a little like dangling Japanese pagodas—first green, then becoming yellowish brown in clusters of three-winged nutlets. The smooth greenish gray trunk eventually becomes fluted with age and seems to have muscles. Grows very slowly. Tolerant of most soils. Also known as musclewood.

Pot Size & Price
3.5-in. deep pot
Sunlight Exposure
Full Sun Partial Sun shade
Plant Traits
Minnesota Native