Chinese Elm, Siberian Elm, Asiatic Elm, Dwarf Elm Ulmus pumila - Ulmus pinnato-ramosa

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Botanical Name:

Ulmus pumila







Common Name:

Chinese Elm, Siberian Elm, Asiatic Elm, Dwarf Elm

30-60 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:

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Growing Info, follow in order:
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.
In a Nutshell:
* The Siberian Elm is usually a small to medium-sized, often bushy, tree growing to 10 - 20 m tall, with a trunk up to 80 cm d.b.h . The leaves are deciduous in cold areas, but semi-evergreen in warmer climates, < 7 cm long and < 3 cm broad, with an oblique base and a coarsely serrated margin, changing from dark green to yellow in autumn. The wind-dispersed fruit develops in a flat, oval membranous wing ( samara ) 1 - 1.5 cm long and notched at the outer end . The tree is short-lived in temperate climates, rarely reaching more than 60 years of age, but in its native environment may live to between 100 and 150 year. more...
* Of open, wide-spreading habit, with several main branches ramifying into small branchlets, grows quickly, but wood may be brittle and susceptible to ice and snow damage, resistant to Dutch elm disease, and so used by breeders, drought tolerant, used in arid regions in the U.S. Midwest where better trees will not grow, native to northern China and Eastern Siberia. more...
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