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Evergreen Elm

Evergreen Elm

Regular price $84.20 USD
Regular price Sale price $84.20 USD
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Plant Type: tree
Plant Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 40-60 feet
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Sun Exposure: Full Sun


The Evergreen Elm, scientifically known as Ulmus parvifolia, is a highly valued tree known for its attractive, peeling bark and fine-textured, dark green foliage. Native to East Asia, including China, Japan, and Korea, this elm is adaptable to a wide range of climates and urban conditions, making it a popular choice for street trees, parks, and residential landscapes.

Growing to about 30 to 50 feet tall with a wider spread of 40 to 60 feet, the Evergreen Elm can provide ample shade with its dense canopy. It is named "evergreen" because, in warmer climates, it tends to keep its leaves throughout the year, becoming semi-evergreen or deciduous depending on the local winter temperatures. In fall, its leaves may turn to shades of yellow, red, or purple, adding seasonal interest.

One of the most distinctive features of the Evergreen Elm is its bark, which exfoliates in patches to reveal a mosaic of gray, green, orange, and brown, providing year-round visual interest. The tree also produces small, inconspicuous flowers and fruits, but it is primarily grown for its foliage and architectural form.

Adapted to full sun, Ulmus parvifolia thrives in well-draining soil and is tolerant of drought, heat, wind, and pollution, making it suitable for challenging urban environments. It is also resistant to many of the diseases that affect other elm species, including Dutch elm disease.

In landscaping, the Evergreen Elm is often used as a shade tree, specimen tree, or for lining streets and driveways due to its adaptability, ornamental bark, and attractive foliage. Its resistance to pests and diseases, along with its tolerance for pruning, makes it a low-maintenance option for a variety of settings.

Overall, the Evergreen Elm is a durable, versatile tree that adds beauty and shade to the landscape. Its adaptability to a range of growing conditions and low maintenance requirements make it a favored choice for gardeners and landscape designers alike.

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