American Elm Ulmus americana 200 Seeds
American Elm Ulmus americana 200 Seeds
American Elm Ulmus americana 200 Seeds
American Elm Ulmus americana 200 Seeds
American Elm Ulmus americana 200 Seeds

American Elm Ulmus americana 200 Seeds

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The American elm is a medium to large deciduous tree, typically growing to 60-80’ (less frequently to 130’) tall with a vase-shaped, broad-rounded crown. It is native to eastern and central North America. Insignificant small green flowers appear in spring before the foliage emerges. Flowers give way to single-seeded wafer-like samaras (each tiny seed is surrounded by a flattened oval-rounded papery wing). Seeds mature in April-May as the leaves reach full size. Rough-textured, ovate-elliptic, dark green leaves (to 6” long) have toothed margins and asymmetrical bases. Leaves turn yellow in fall. Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerant of light shade. Prefers rich, moist loams. Adapts to both wet and dry sites. Generally tolerant of urban conditions. Hardy in zones 2-9.

 

Growing Instructions for the American Elm

 

The seeds need to be planted when received or stored in a refrigerator until they are planted. 1. Soak the seeds in water for 24 hours. 2. Put some potting soil in a pot. 3. Sow the seeds 1/16 of an inch deep. 4. Water the seeds. The seeds germinate in 6-12 days. Some seeds can take up tom 60 days to germinate. 5. When the seedlings are a few inches tall they can be transplanted.