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This disease resistant American Elm is an extremely popular shade tree. Stately and long lived, future generations will enjoy a cool breeze under it’s canopy on a hot summer day.


American Elm Tree

One of the Fastest Growing Elm Trees



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This gorgeous classic tree features rough, leathery leaves that show shiny, rich green in the summer and turn yellow in the fall. 

Its rounded crown and vase-shaped structure create an impressive silhouette. But it’s the fascinating “jigsaw puzzle” bark that brings you up close. 

Gray, tan, green patches form all over the tree’s surface, giving it a unique visual character.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Growing Zones: 4-9

Mature Height: 40-50 ft.
Mature Width: 40-50 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Botanical Name: Ulmus americana
Does not ship to: AZ, OR
Growing Zones 4-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-9
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It's Easy to Plant your American Elm Tree


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your American Elm Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your American Elm Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your American Elm Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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How fast does this tree grow (The American Elm)?
Dakota on Feb 3, 2015
Aren't these trees dying from dutch elm disease?
Sonia B on Apr 23, 2015
if it ships now, when should I plant it?
Dakota on Feb 3, 2015
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What is the name of the tree that the leaves are dark purple, with dark purple cherries?
Benny on Dec 19, 2014
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How tall will this tree grow?
Terry B on Dec 6, 2014
Best Answer: 80 to 100 ft; live up to about 300 yrs.
Reply · Report · gail g on Dec 26, 2014
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is the American Elm non invasive?
K v on Jun 25, 2015
Best Answer: The American Elm is not considered invasive, but is a naturally-occurring native tree. Don't confuse this with the Siberian Elm, a native of eastern Asia, which does show up on various lists for invasive trees.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 2, 2015
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I live in a drought prone area in California.....
can the American Elm take the summer 3-diget heat...???
and need how much water..???
Karin G on Jul 8, 2014
Best Answer: It depends on where exactly you live in California. The American Elm Tree can't withstand the heat outside of zone 9.

http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/ZoneMap.htm

They have a very high drought tolerance. They require an average amount of water.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 14, 2014
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We live in south central Minnesota - would a 3-4 ft tree make it over winter? When is the best time to plant?
Pennie K on Jun 10, 2014
Best Answer: The American Elm Tree can withstand freezing temperatures. South Central Minnesota should be fine! Plant your tree before the summer heat sets in.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 12, 2014
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Will my Trees Look Like the Photographs?


Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Most Trees are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You


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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.


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