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Elm Trees, also known as Ulmus spp., are scientifically called stately majestic trees that bring cooling shade and unrivaled beauty to any garden landscape.
Native to Europe, Asia, and North America, Elm Trees are planted as specimen trees in residential landscapes, streets, and parks. The Elm tree has a shallow root system that makes it difficult to grow other plants around them.
The American Elm Tree or U. Americana can reach up to 120 feet tall with a rounded or vase-shaped crown. While Elm Trees adapt to wet or dry soil as well, they will grow best in the full sun or partial shade in well-drained, moist, fertile soil.
Elm Trees that have been started in a container can be planted any time of year. If you start with bare roots, balled, or burlap Elm Trees, plant them in spring or late fall. The soil should not be amended unless it is feeble; then, you can add some compost for poor soils. Mulch your Elm Tree immediately after planting to hold moisture and reduce weeds. Use a 2-inch layer of light mulch such as shredded leaves, pine needles, or hay, or apply 3 inches of bark mulch. Young Elm trees should be watered weekly, mainly if there is little to no rain.
Bury the end of a water hose a few inches into the soil and let the water run slowly for an hour. After its first couple of years, your Elm Tree only needs watering during prolonged drought. You can fertilize young Elm Trees every spring, yet too much fertilizer can harm the tree, so follow instructions precisely. Older Elm Trees that do not produce much new growth do not require fertilization, yet they will appreciate light fertilization now and then.
Elm Trees are considered the oldest and tallest tree species in the world. Belonging to the Ulmaceae family of trees, there are at least 30 types of Elm Trees that belong to this family. Their main characteristics are their incredible height, large tree canopy, and ease of growth. The Elm Tree is hardy with an average life span of 30-50 years.
Choosing to grow an Elm Tree in your backyard garden landscape is easy, provided that you have enough space. Whether starting from seed or a sapling, given the correct growing conditions, your Elm Tree is certain to grow into a tall, healthy tree.
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.