When city planners fall in love with a tree, you know it has outstanding qualities. The cultivated Alle Elm (Ulmus parvifolia 'Emer II') is one of those trees.
These opulent plants make excellent street trees with shiny foliage, lovely fall color and extremely attractive bark. Rugged, adaptable Chinese Elm is disease-resistant and has strong branching.
It even grows fairly quickly! The rounded canopy of young trees becomes more elegantly vase-shaped with age.
Finely-toothed, green leaves remain glossy and clean all season-long. Enjoy their luxuriant shade!
As nights get colder, you'll be rewarded with a fetching fall color display, which ranges from yellow all the way through to red. As a bonus, Alle Elm has small leaves, which make fall cleanup a breeze.
An alle is an old French garden technique, which is a double row of widely spaced trees on either side of a road. As you might imagine, this named cultivar is excellent used as a street or parkway tree for commercial properties.
These trees are robust and vigorous growers, which are also well-suited for large residential lots. Elms have been beloved for use as a street tree, and Nature Hills offers many disease-resistant varieties.
You'll cherish the highly ornamental value of these special trees, with a fluted trunk and exfoliating bark. Place your order for Alle Elm today.
How to Use Alle Elm in the Landscape
If you have room for only one shade tree, you'll never regret this choice. Relax in your space and cool your entertainment area with one planted on the south or southwestern aspect of your lawn.
On a larger property, add several in a lush grouping. Plant them from 30 to 50 feet apart, varying the distance between trees for a more natural effect.
These trees can easily be used with formal, uniform spacing, as well. Why not create your own park in your landscape?
Biodiversity is a good idea, and you can achieve a formal look with mass plantings of mixed trees, as well.
Select evergreen and smaller flowering trees, too.
Alle Elm is happy to become a steady backdrop for a row of Pink Flowering Dogwood trees, or take center stage flanked by Eastern White Pine.
Use our filters on our website to choose companion plants for your Growing Zone. You can filter by type, size, spread, sun conditions and more.
Let Alle Elm grace your landscape with its significant presence. We're so glad to grow, sell and ship these worthy trees right to your doorstep.
Give this Elm full sun, with at least six hours of direct sunlight a day. They are highly adaptable to soil type, but it must drain quickly.
We recommend you ensure your trees receive a medium amount of water, especially when it gets dry in summer. This is a good practice to keep them stress-free and in tip-top health.
Mulch is also helpful. Apply a three-inch layer over the root system. Pull back the mulch from around the trunk for proper air circulation.
Train your tree with strategic pruning in late winter, if needed. The goal is a well-balanced canopy with good airflow.
We have a limited inventory of these popular trees. The highly sought after Alle Elm will sell quickly, please order yours quickly.
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Ulmus parvifolia 'Emer II'|
|Mature Height||60 - 70 feet|
|Mature Spread||30 - 50 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Pruning Time||Early Spring|