Attributes of the American Elm - Size Shipped is 1-3 Feet In HeightThe American Elm tree, also known as the Ulmus americana, has played a significant role in American History. It is believed to be native to the Chicago, Illinois region. It is a deciduous tree that is broad and vase-shaped. It is estimated that a tree in New York may be close to 650 years old. The tree has had many different uses throughout the years including medicinal remedies and being fashioned into barrels and flooring. Native Americans also used the trees to create canoes. Today, it is typically used to create furniture. It was at one point in time the dominate street and shade tree in the country. Mature trees can seven feet across at the trunk. Typically, the tree requires at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day and moist, well-drained soil. It can tolerate a variety of soil conditions including clay, loam, sand, acidic, alkaline, and flooding. In addition to this, it has a high drought tolerance. Also, they can easily adapt to extremes in soil PH. It also experiences a moderately fast growth rate. The American Elm produces oval seed cases with wings and small, inconspicuous, green flowers in spring. The seeds are consumed by birds and other small creatures. They also have an extensive and shallow root system. It is urban tolerate and can be helpful for reclamation. Overall, it is a very aesthetically pleasing tree that can add a lot of focal interest to any yard or urban area.
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DetailsCurrent Stock:Description: Ulmus Americana Hardy Planting Zones- 3 to 9 Mature Height- 60 to 90 Feet Mature Width- 1/3 to 2/3 of Tree Height Bloom Season- February, March, and April Sun or Shade- Sun or Partial Shade