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DannaSpire Columnar Elm Tree

Ulmus Parviflora ‘DavesStraightUp’

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Upright, Columnar Branching + Rich Elm Color

Why DannaSpire Columnar Elm Trees?

One of the newest introductions in the Elm family, the DannaSpire Columnar Elm Tree lives up to its name, with sleek upright branching and smaller leaves that mean more versatility and effortless growth for you.

It's perfect for hedging, street planting, urban environments, and beyond. Because it's tolerant of most tough conditions, including air pollution, you won't have to worry about stunted growth - you'll have a neat columnar growth habit and rich yellow-orange fall color that lasts well into the season.

And even when its fine foliage drops, you still have eye-catching interest from its curling bark that peels to reveal tones of orange, white and gray.

Plus, you get beauty and brawn since it's resistant to wind, snow, rain, and drought. Unlike other varieties, it doesn't succumb to Dutch elm disease or elm yellows. That means you can plant your DannaSpire, sit back, and watch the show...no guesswork required.

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better

But the best part of your DannaSpire Elm is that, because it’s a proven performer, it’s consistent. This tree has been nurtured by certified ornamental horticulturists, so you can be certain of its fine quality that lasts year after year.

Finally, since it’s been grown and shipped in its existing pot, roots intact, it’s ready to take off once it arrives at your door.

But don't wait...this new introduction is hard to find at big-box stores and other garden centers. Order your own DannaSpire Columnar Elm Tree today, before it sells out!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Before planting, it’s important to choose a location with enough space to accommodate the size of your Elm. Furthermore, your DannaSpire should be planted in a sunny spot (6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day) with well-drained soil.

After you’ve selected a suitable location, dig a hole that’s at least two to three times wider than your tree’s root ball. Once you’ve placed your tree, backfill its soil, tamp down to avoid air pockets, and lastly, water to help establish its roots.

Following planting, simply water and monitor – that’s it. No fertilizer or pruning needed.

2. Watering: Water your tree regularly during the growing season (approximately one thorough watering each week is fine).

But if you’re not sure when to water your tree, simply check its surrounding soil, down to around 2 or 3 inches. If the soil in this area is dry, it’s time to water.

Full Planting & Care Instructions

Product Details

Mature Height:20-25 ft.
Mature Width:3-5 ft.
Sunlight:Full Sun
Growth Rate:Moderate
Drought Tolerance:High
Botanical Name:Ulmus Parviflora ‘DavesStraightUp’
Does Not Ship To:AZ,OR
Grows Well In Zones:5-9 outdoors
grow zone map

Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors

(hardy down to -10℉)

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Based on 7 reviews

Keith L.
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It was excellent?

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This thing grows like a freak.

I have a particular location that had failed a couple trees, one hornbeam and the other a horse chestnut. I watered both religiously but they just couldn't handle the Colorado summer sun and direness. I went with the 3-4 ft option on this one and it has already grown taller than an Acer Hot Wings maple that had two years on it. They don't look that great in their first year or two but it's starting to fill out nicely. I've decided that I'm going to buy more of these to hedge other parts of the house.

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D L.
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What a Young One Looks Like

The first time I ordered from Fast Growing Trees, I remember wishing the item description photos showed some examples of what it might look like when it arrives. Well, this picture is of a Dannaspire Columnar Elm that I received, shipped through a very hot, triple-digit week (I think they packed it on a Tuesday and it arrived on a Saturday - a day of 103 degrees). It was well-packaged but a little droopy coming out of the box, so I watered it well, prepared its home and tucked it into the ground. I gave it a minor trim to remove a couple of small (seemingly) dead twigs, and a couple of lower sprouts from the trunk. This is what it looked like just after planting. I am confident I can rely on FGT for healthy trees, well-delivered, and customer service to back it up should anything go wrong. Can't wait to see this grow into the beautiful spire to come!

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Vanya W.
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Great trees

Came tall and healthy. Really good quality. Couldn’t ask for better.

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William D.
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Initially sceptical- richly rewarding

Everything about the purchasing and shipping was good. The tree was very slim when it arrived, about the size of a #2 pencil. I put it in and hoped for good results. It has exceeded expectations. It is starting it's third growing season and the tree is healthy and doubled in size. It's top of crown is 12 feet (purchased 6 foot) and it's trunk is nearing 2 inch thickness. It has held up to Midwest winds, heatwave, and winter storms. The tree is a beautiful compact upright. (Drooping in photo due to recent heavy rain). Outstanding tree in every way. Low maintenance and scaled for smaller lot. Could not be happier.

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