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American Elm Tree Ulmus americana

  • American Elm Tree

    This mature American elm is an American classic.

  • American Elm Tree

    The recognizable leaves of the American Elm get up to 6 inches long.

  • American Elm Tree

    The fall color of the elm is yellow.

  • American Elm Tree

    In April and May single-seeded wafer-like samaras appear.

  • American Elm Tree

    American Elms have a distinguished vase shaped growth habit.

* Images shown are of mature plants

Regular price $79.99 Sale price

  • 4-5 ft. $79.99
  • 5-6 ft. $99.99
  • 6-7 ft. $119.99

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Product Details

Growing Zones: 2-9 outdoors

This plant may not thrive in your area

      2-9 outdoors
   Map 2-9 outdoors (hardy down to -40℉)
  • Mature Height: 40-60 ft.
  • Mature Width: 30-70 ft.
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Botanical Name: Ulmus americana
  • Does Not Ship To: AZ

Product Description

Easy-Growing Shade and Classic Looks

With our American Elm Tree, you’ll have a piece of history. And you’ll have graceful shade and all-American looks without issue since this Elm is easy-care and fast-growing.

Even better? It grows nearly anywhere. From the humid, hot landscapes of the South to cold Northern areas, the American Elm Tree thrives. Just plant it and watch the growth take off – this Elm grows quickly in nearly any type of soil and conditions. And with very little attention and care, your American Elm will grow 3 to 6 feet each year, whether you live in an urban neighborhood or in the pristine countryside.

Best of all, our American Elm is one you’ll enjoy for generations. Because the Elm is already long-lived, you’ll have an enduring variety that thrives year after year. Its grand, tall trunk and stunning fountain of leaves in a rounded canopy are easy to grow, especially since we’ve meticulously nurtured our Elms from day one, right here at our nursery.

And because it's the perfect tree for neighborhoods everywhere, it sells quickly. Bring back a piece of American history to your yard – get your own American Elm Tree today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: You can plant the American Elm at any time of the year, but they are best planted between early spring and late fall. For best results, choose an area with well-drained soil and full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day). Once you’ve selected your location, dig a hole that’s about 2 or 3 times the width of the tree’s root ball. Then, place your tree, back fill the soil and water to settle the roots. Finally, add 2 to 3 inches of mulch around the base of the tree to preserve moisture.

2. Watering: You can water your tree every week during its young life. If it rains, you don't need to water your American Elm at all. After a couple years, you only need to water the tree during very dry spells. But if you’re not sure when to water, check the surrounding soil about 3 inches down. If the soil is excessively dry here, it’s time to water.

3. Fertilizing: After the first year, add a balanced fertilizer to the soil every spring. Be sure to follow the label instructions carefully. As your tree ages, fertilizing is unnecessary.

4. Pruning: You don't need to prune your American Elm Tree, but it can be helpful to remove dead bark and branches in the fall.

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Shipping Details

Shipping Alert:

You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, & 5. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

Zone Map
Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 3rd
Zone 5 Week of April 10th
Zones 7 - 11 Ships Now!

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 11-14 days from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
Order Total Shipping Charges
Less than $15 $11.99
$15.00-$23.99 $13.99
$24.00-$39.99 $16.99
$40.00-$79.99 $19.99
$80.00-$98.99 $24.99
$99.00-$128.99 $29.99

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