American Elm, ulmus americana

American Elm, ulmus americana
Item# DA-americanelm
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Product Description

Inventory as of Feb. 1, 2018: 3000 Seeds

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 98%; Where Harvested (location/year) - North Dakota

The American Elm is a large, fast growing tree with a broad vase shape. It has an excellent form as a street tree. It is native throughout the upper midwest and much of North America. Prior to the onset of Dutch elm disease in this country, it made up a high proportion of the street tree community throughout much of the US. Leaves are medium green, turning yellow in the fall. It's tolerant of a wide range of soil types and climate conditions. Very tolerant of city conditions. Can reach a height of 50-75 ft and a width of 35-50 ft. And excellent shade tree. Hardy to zone 3.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: Soak in water for 48 hours, change water each day. Stratification: None required. Germination: Sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp soil, and mulch seed bed. Other: Fall sowing in mulched seedbed is prefered to artificial stratification.