Overview:Categories: Deciduous, Windbreak
Deciduous, medium sized, drought tolerant tree; grows well on most soils; to 8,000′ elev.
Used extensively on the Great Plains, it is known for it’s rapid growth in almost any environmental condition and it’s hardiness to drought and cold.
Although it does well in Double El district area, it is prone to fall die-back from early frosts.
Can be used in the central or leeward rows of multi-row windbreaks.
Use caution with herbicides when working around these trees.
Features:Scientfic Name: Ulmus pumila
Growth Habit: Moderate
Growth Rate: Rapid
Max. Height (ft): 40
Max Width/Spread (ft): 40
Life Span: Moderate
Cold Hardiness: Excellent
Drought Resistance: Excellent
Elevation Range: 8000
Wildlife Value: Good
Wildlife Notes: Song and game birds (seeds and buds)
Seasonal Color: Not Conspicuous
Possible Insect Issues: Elm Leaf Beetle
Possible Disease Issues: Bacterial wetwood
Miscellany: Hardiest of all elms - can be weedy
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