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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone – The American elm (Ulmus Americana) tree can be planted in the USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 3 through 9. This covers almost all of the United States into Canada.
Bloom Season – American elms start to bloom in early spring and drop their leaves in the fall and winter.
Bloom Color – They have dark green leaves higher up in the tree to lighter green below.
Height at Maturity – American elms can get to a height of 65’ to as high as 90’ and taller.
Soil Type Preferred – They prefer rich soils that are moist and well-drained. American elms can adapt to a wide range of soil types and pH levels.
Sun or Shade – American elm trees prefer full sun with at least 6 hours of full sunlight each day.
American elms are fine and stately shade trees with a broad canopy.
Their branches branch out like a fountain with leaves that can turn yellow or gold during the fall.
American elms can survive in drought conditions, and alkaline or clay soils.
Since this tree can adapt to a wide range of soil types, it can survive in urban areas with pollution and road salt. It is a fairly fast-growing tree with a shallow root system, growing about 36 inches per year. They can live for 150 years or longer.