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American Elm vs American Bladdernut

Ulmus americana

Staphylea trifolia

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American Elm
American Bladdernut

American Elm is fast growing, tall tree with a recognizable and pleasing shape.

It's well suited for urban environments because of its non-invasive roots and ability to grow on harsh sites (quite salt tolerant). American Elm develops a wide, dense canopy that provides shade for many city streets around North America.

American Bladdernut is a fast-growing, ornamental shrub native to eastern North America. It can be grown as a large shrub or trained as a small tree. The small, drooping, white flowers are bell-shaped and grow in clusters. They appear in mid to late spring, attracting various pollinators. Well suited as an understory plant as it prefers shady and partial sun location with moist soils.

The blossoms mature into papery seed capsules and have been described as miniature Japanese lanterns. They are commonly used in dried flower arrangements. The seeds found within the pods are edible, and have a taste similar to pistachios. They can be eaten raw, used in baking or made into a sweet cooking oil.

Care should be taken when planting American Bladdernut, as it can spread quickly. It is prone to suckering and will self-seed. Plant the right tree in the right place.

AMERICAN ELM QUICK FACTS

AMERICAN BLADDERNUT QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Height: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: shade, partial shade
Fall colour: bright yellow
Flowers: white
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: very long
Life span: long
Suckering: medium
Suckering: medium





Other Names: water elm, whilte elm