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Siberian Elm vs Ussurian Pear (Siberian)

Ulmus pumila

Pyrus ussuriensis

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Siberian Elm
Ussurian Pear (Siberian)

Siberian Elm is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree. It has a similar form to American Elm, but smaller, with a more pyramidal habit and shorter lifespan. It is also more resistant to Dutch Elm disease and is very salt tolerant.

Siberian Elm was grown as shelterbelts in the prairies after the Dustbowl disasters, where its rapid growth and tolerance for drought and cold initially made it a great success. It is an excellent shade tree.

Note: Due to it's increasingly controversial reputation for being invasive in warmer climates, we are no longer planning to grow this species for retail purchase.

Ussurian Pear (aka Manchurian or Siberian Pear) is the most cold hardy of all pear species.

This self-pollinating pear bears white flowers in the spring and has good fall colour, making it an exceptional ornamental addition to any garden. However, it has a tendency to branch quite low and is often used in shelterbelts and hedges too.

It is primarily grown for its attractive flowers and pollination of other pear varieties, or as cold hardy rootstock, and is also an excellent addition to any shelterbelt.

SIBERIAN ELM QUICK FACTS

USSURIAN PEAR (SIBERIAN) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2b
Zone: 3a
Height: 20 m (66 ft)
Height: 10 m (33 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 8 m (26 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: bright yellow
Fall colour: burgundy
Berries: yellow fruit (low quality, self pollinating)
Flowers: white flowers in spring
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high

In row spacing: 2.4 - 3 m (8 - 10 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: asiatic elm, chinese elm, dwarf elm


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes