Beautiful and tough!
Elm trees have been the tree of choice for homeowners in Europe and North America for decades. In 1930 there were an estimated 77 million Elm Trees in the USA alone.
By 1989 that number had dropped to 17 million.
The UK lost 25 million trees and France lost 90% of all the elm trees in the country in the same time frame.
Dutch Elm Disease is serious business.
So, what do you do if you love the classic, painterly look of an elm, but are concerned for the very real threat of this disease, which is still causing problems today?
You buy a Discovery Elm (Ulmus davidiana var. Japonica ‘Discovery’), that’s what!
This new and exciting introduction from Canada has the look and feel of a classic American Elm, but is 30% smaller so it fits in modern urban yards better and has proven highly resistant to Dutch Elm Disease! Win-win!
Easy care and a relatively fast grower, Discovery has the much-coveted vase shape that discerning landscape designers look for as well as uniform branching. This makes the tree look thick and lush.
Discovery can handle cold zone 3 winters and warm zone 7 summers. It adapts to almost any soil or landscape condition you can throw at it.
If you’ve been hesitating to buy an Elm tree for your yard because of concerns for Elm tree health, don’t hesitate to buy Discovery Elm from us today! You’ll be glad you did!
* Very hardy tree
* Fits smaller urban gardens
* Tolerates of a wide range of conditions
* Adaptable all over the US
* Great shade tree
* Salt tolerant and disease resistant
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Ulmus davidiana var. japonica 'Discovery'|
|Mature Height||40 - 45 feet|
|Mature Spread||35 - 40 feet|
|Soil Type||Moist soils|
|Moisture||Water as needed to establish and additionally when needed|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Foliage Color||Dark green|
|Fruiting Time||Late spring|