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Siberian Elm

Dense, Fast Growing Privacy Tree

The Siberian Elm tree, ‘Ulmus pumila’, is the fastest growing deciduous tree we know of and the more you trim, the denser the hedge.

The Siberian Elm is a fast growing, hardy, and drought resistant tree when established. It is one of the first to leaf in the spring and one of the last to shed its leaves in the fall. It is also considered to be a great windbreak tree when planted in rows.

To use as a hedge, plant 10 to 15’ apart in the row. Siberian Elm has moderate water requirements until established. Best results are obtained when planted in well-drained soil in full sun.

It is very adaptable, often grows under adverse conditions. Siberian elm is resistant to Dutch elm disease. It provides excellent cover for wildlife.

* Fast Growing
* Hedge Plant
* Wildlife Plant

Customer Reviews

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Siberian Elm, Ulmus pumila Review by Christopher Gill
We ranch in far-West Texas. 11" annual rainfall, and many years less than that. At elevations of 4,488 - 5,200', there is no tree to equal Siberian Elm. It is the only tree that will naturalize. Tolerates cold, drought and neglect. I do not understand the hostility to this wonderfully useful and beautiful tree.
please don't neglect Review by lovegardening
I have planted this as a hedge. WOW!!, did it grow fast and works for privacy, screen, etc. The only thing is, I put it between our driveway and the neighbor's hideous fence. I trimmed and shaped a few times it really took care of looking at "the neighbor's property". Since then we moved. I have driven passed the home occassionally and - let's just say the hedge has taken over. It is several feet high and overpowering everything around it. It really needs to be kept up in order to keep "order". In an open area, I am sure it would not need all the up keep.
treeorknot Review by treeplanter
I have seen the siberian elm up close and for the first time and was awed by the stability and rapid growth they went threw,great borders for privacy when trimed at the top or wild life for the birds when let to grow wild
question Review by Annie
I have a tree in my front yard that we planted in 1974...it is now 18 feet around the base, and shades 3 houses. I have been told it is an American Elm, but when I type this in, cant find anything.
Invasive species potential Review by Landscape Architect
Siberian Elm an invasive in many areas of the US! Use with caution.

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Plant Facts

Family Ulmus pumila
Foliage Green
Mature Height 50 - 70 feet
Mature Spread 40 - 60 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 4-9
Moisture Widely Adaptable
Mature Form Round, Open, Large
Growth Rate Rapid
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Flower Color Not Showy
Fall Color Yellow

Siberian Elm.

Rating: 3.6/5 based on 5 review(s)
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