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Siberian Elm

Ulmus pumila

GIS Coordinate:
N40 21.150 W94 52.990

Trail Number:
T5

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Description

Family:
Ulmaceae

Foliage:
Leaves alternate, simple, 1 to 3 inches long, with serrated edges

Native Locale:
Eastern Siberia, northern China, Manchuria, Korea

Mature Height:
50 to 70 feet

Mature Width:
35 to 65 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 4 to 9

Soil Preference:
n/a

Growth Habit:
Open with several large ascending branches with flexible, breakable, pendulous branchlets

Rate of Growth:
Fast

Disease and Insect:
Elm leaf beetle

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • Growth is rapid and the wood brittle. It will grow under any kind of condition and is a poor ornamental tree. Not recommended for planting because of branch breakage and large number of seedlings produced.

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Leaf - Siberian ElmSummer - Siberian Elm