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The elm is a tree of great beauty, for its foliage but also for the imposing size it can reach as an adult.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Ulmus
Family : Ulmaceae
Type : Tree
Height : 15 to 25 m
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Ordinary
Foliage : Expired -Flowering : March
Widely used in parks, forests and large gardens, it is unfortunately not ideal for small gardens.
It is recommended to plant elm in the fall to promote rooting before winter.
Find a place for it where it will have room, because it can grow very quickly.
- Follow our planting tips.
Elm pruning and maintenance
No pruning is really necessary.
You can prune it to ventilate it when it has grown considerably, preferably when it has lost its leaves.
To know about elm
The elm is a very beautiful tree that is also used for quality of its wood, hard and moisture resistant. this makes it an ideal lumber.
It will find its place in your garden in an isolated way but it is also often found along roads or rivers.
It forms a very beautiful curtain, especially in summer when its light green leaves are sparkling.
From most common varieties, we find :
- Field elm, smooth elm
- Mountain elms
- American white elm
Lifespan of an elm:
Depending on the variety, it is around a hundred years old, but field elm can live up to 500 years.
Elm is regularly affected by a fungus called Dutch elm disease.
A mulching is recommended. This will prevent weed growth, maintain humidity in the summer, and protect the roots from the cold winter.