The American elm is a hardy, perennial tree with a native territory spanning from Northeast Canada down to Florida and out into the Midwest states. The scientific name is Ulmus Americana, and for a time it was one of the most popular trees in the country. A relatively narrow base and a wide canopy continues to makes the tree a popular choice for those in need of a good amount of shade.
The elm’s trunk can reach a diameter of ten feet, and it will rapidly grow in a V-shape reaching over 100 feet in height. When in full bloom the canopy and trunk mimic the appearance of flowers in a vase. The coarse bark is usually a medium shade of grey to brown. As it grows, the trunk will split off into several smaller, though still thick limbs. These limbs will then grow drooping branches with clusters of tiny brown flowers in the early spring. Once bloomed, the asymmetrical leaves form a serrated, oval shape with a smooth texture. In the autumn, the leaves will change into a warm, golden hue.
The tree is resistant to droughts and heat, and can thrive in a variety of soil types. It needs six hours of full sun, though it can benefit from some partial shade. It needs plenty of water and a well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 6.8 to 7.2 is ideal. The lowest temperature it can tolerate is roughly -40F.
Elms will grow from the early spring through the summer until the first frost hits in the fall. These trees can live for over a hundred years with the proper care and considerations. Thanks to its’ shady canopy, the American elm is a great addition to almost any yard or setting.
American Elm Tree
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American Elm Ships In Sizes 1-3 Feet In Height
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