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Mature Height- 50-70 Ft, Spread - 20-30', USDA hardy zone 2-9

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$15.99
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The American Elm

Indigenous to the North American region is the tree, Ulmus Americana, more commonly known as the American elm. The American elm is currently the official state tree of Massachusetts and also has remained the state tree of North Dakota since 1947. These trees have a life expectancy of one-hundred-fifty years and rapidly growing when young, reaching heights anywhere up to eighty to one hundred feet as well as spanning from sixty to one-hundred-twenty feet in its overall width. As a result of the vase-shaped form and arching widespread branch structure of the American elm, it would likely best flourish in a spacious environment to compensate for its maturation process. Like most deciduous trees, the American elm sheds its yellowish-brown leaves in autumn preparing for dormancy as winter soon approaches, but on the more sweltering days of summer, this tree can cast an immense amount of shade. The wood from an Americana elm is lightly colored and durable with interlocked grain; it is used for wooden crates, furniture parts, amongst various other items. The outer bark of American elm is a grayish-brown in color and displays the presence of a ridged surface. The oblong, oval-shaped leaves on an American elm perpetually alternate in their assortment. The dense leaves possess a sharp point with double-toothed margins and radiate with a bold green color. Another desirable quality of the American elm its ability to adapt to a wide variety of soil types, moisture and weather conditions. The preferable soil for an American elm is a slightly moist, fertile loam containing clay and sand, but can also thrive moderately in poorly-drained soils. American elms have been known to withstand temperatures as low as forty-four degrees below zero in the winter. Currently, there are hybrid American elm trees in development being spliced with its different variants to prevent the potential of any adverse effects the presence of this majestic tree could have residentially.