Ulmus Pumila - The Siberian Elm Tree - Size Shipped 1-3 Feet in Height
The Siberian Elm Tree, also known by its scientific Latin moniker, Ulmus pumila, is a very hardy, small type of tree with a unique appearance that can be found in many different regions around the world including Central Asia, Russia (Siberia, hence the name), Mongolia, China, India and Korea. Due to the rather diminutive size of the Siberian Elm is also, sometimes, referred to the Dwarf Elm. Occasionally, the Siberian Elm is confused with the Chinese Elm (Lacebark Elm) but this is a mistake for though they both belong to the same genus (Ulmus) they are two entirely different species (parvifolia as opposed to pumila). Despite the plants oriental roots, so to speak, the Siberian Elm Tree has also been widely naturalized throughout much of the United States of America and Europe.
The Siberian Elm Tree is, as previously said before, is a smallish tree that is very leafy that typically grows to around 35 feet tall to 65 feet tall at the highest point. These sturdy little desert trees typically maintain a trunk of around 69 to 70 inches (around 176-178) Ulmus pumilas have bright green, deciduous leaves that typically grow to be around two to three inches in length (they are generally under three) and will also grow flowers once for a very brief period (generally around a single week) during the early Spring.
Although in temperate climate zones the ulmus pumila lives a relatively short life for a tree (of around 50 to 60 years only) in its native habitats it may live to be as old as 150 years (with a average age of around 100). The trees can grow very quickly in the appropriate climate, so much so that in many areas of North America, Mexico and Canada, the species has been listed as a invasive one. The Siberan Elm is generally classified on the USDA hardiness scale as a 4-9.
Latin Name- Ulmus pumila Hardy Planting Zones- 3-9 Mature Height- 50-60 ft Mature Width- 40-50 ft Bloom Season -late winter to early or mid spring. Sun or Shade - Prefers Full Sun
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