American Elm Tree - Size Shipped is 1-3 Feet in Height
American Elm lined street after street once in the booming American cities of the 19th and 20th centuries. They were admired for their stately branches, beautiful colors, and adaptability to the most extreme range of soils, moisture, heat, and wind. The American Elm has a very distinctive leaf pattern. The leaves have double-toothed margins and are slightly off-center because on one side of the center vein the leaf is shorter than the other. During the warm, sunny summer months the American Elm is a dark green color, which lightens to yellow during the fall. In the early spring, they grow small, inconspicuous green flowers followed by seeding. The American Elm keeps its seed in small oval samara, which are dispersed by the wind in the springtime, starting when the tree is around fifteen years old. The seed cases are also a popular spring food for birds and squirrels. While originally native to the Eastern United States. It has a symmetrical, vase-like shape, and will grow very quickly especially in its early years. The American Elm does well in sunny locations, which is one reason why cities used it to line sun-drenched boulevards. Its tolerance of clay, sand and loamy soils means it can be grown in several regions of the country. They are a long-lived tree. Some specimens can live upwards of three hundred years. As it grows it becomes a dark, ash gray with flat topped ridges separated by diamond fissures. The outer bark frequently has a distinctive, alternating pattern of buff and red colored patches.