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Pretty Leaves on a Fast Growing Shade Tree

The American Elm is a large deciduous tree with an elegant shape. It's such an impressive street or shade tree for your front yard with a lovely, rounded oval crown. This Elm can reach commanding heights!

The American Elm is also long-lived, with some reported being as old as 300 years. Nature Hills won't ship trees into or out of areas where Dutch Elm disease has been reported. This is gorgeous legacy to leave the future, and well worth the fight to return to this majestic and useful tree for your community in the right areas.

Can you imagine how many children and grandchildren have played underneath wonderful Elm trees?

American Elm provides ornamental interest for every season. The six inch deciduous leaves are highly textured, and have cute toothed edges. Their dark green color is a vibrant addition to summer surroundings.

Small green flowers form in spring, and although you're not likely to notice them, butterflies and other pollinators of your yard certainly will. Invite these "flying flowers" to your yard to add enormous appeal.

In the fall, your American Elm's foliage transforms to a pleasing yellow. They'll drop leaves in a conveniently short amount of time, which you'll appreciate as you prepare your landscape for winter.

You'll love your Elm even in winter. At a time when most trees provide little of interest, the dark grey and deeply furrowed bark of your Elm presents a pleasing feature for the winter landscape.

The American Elm is a hardy tree tolerant of drought and urban conditions. It won't cost you a lot of time or effort to maintain, and will provide many years of shade and beauty for your yard. Take a stand, and fight for this American native treasure.

  • Excellent Form
  • Fast-Growing Native
  • Wildlife Tree
  • All Shipments Protected by Plant Sentry

Buying Options for Plants

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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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Shipping

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.
Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.
*If you have found your zone already, the table above will highlight your zone.
Color Zone Times
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5 Spring 2019
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

American Elm Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-9
Growing Zones 2-9
More Information
Botanical Name Ulmus americana
Foliage Green
Mature Height 75 - 100 feet
Mature Spread 60 - 90 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Not Showy
Fall Color Yellow