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2017 crop South Dakota


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Mike Ortmeier

Ulmus americana

American Elm

  • Ulmus americana

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

American elm is a majestic tree that's native to eastern North America and can withstand temperatures as low as -42 °C (-44 °F). Before the introduction of Dutch elm disease, American elms commonly grew over 30 meters tall, with a high, spreading umbrella-like canopy. The tree is highly sought after for its graceful form, making it a common street and park tree, especially in Massachusetts and North Dakota, where it is the state tree. It occurs naturally in a variety of habitats, most notably rich bottomlands, floodplains, stream banks, and swampy ground. Its leaves serve as food for the larvae of various butterflies and moths. While highly susceptible to Dutch elm disease and other pests, there are Dutch elm disease-resistant strains that have been developed. Enjoy the beauty and resilience of the American Elm in your landscape, and experience a piece of American history.

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