* Images shown are of mature plants
Growing Zones: 3-9 outdoors
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height: 50-70 ft.
- Mature Width: 30-50 ft.
- Sunlight: Full Sun
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Botanical Name: Ulmus americana 'Princeton'
- Does Not Ship To: AZ
This Variety is an Improved Classic
Classic Americana is just a click away with our Princeton Elm Tree. And this variety is an improvement on the Elm you remember, since it’s more resistant to the diseases and pests that plague other types.
That means you’ll be planting a tree that stays healthy, without constant upkeep like spraying or even watering. The native Princeton Elm loves to grow, and it’s extremely tolerant of a variety of conditions, from wind to salt and drought or cold.
Plant the sturdy Princeton near your home to provide cost-cutting shade or create the perfect area for picnics. Because it grows 3 to 6 feet each year once established, you’ll have a timeless, all-American look in no time. Especially since our Princeton Elm arrives with the benefits of well-developed, healthy roots.
We plant and grow each Princeton meticulously, months ahead of time, so that you get better results. You get disease resistance, strong and hardy perks, and stunning looks, all without effort. Order your own Princeton today, before they sell out!
Planting & Care1. Planting: For best results, choose an area with well-drained soil and full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day) for your Princeton Elm. Once you’ve selected your location, dig a hole that’s about 2 or 3 times the width of the tree’s root ball. 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 Princeton to preserve moisture.
2. Watering: When your tree is young, water it weekly for best results. But if it rains, you don't need to water your Princeton Elm at all. And 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 2 or 3 inches down. If the soil is excessively dry in this area, it’s time to water.
3. Fertilizing: After the first year, add a balanced fertilizer to the soil each spring. Be sure to follow the label instructions carefully. As your Princeton ages, fertilizing is unnecessary.
4. Pruning: You don't need to prune your Princeton Elm Tree, but it can be helpful to remove dead bark and branches during the fall season.
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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship within 1-2 days. 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.
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