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Siberian Elm vs Butternut

Ulmus pumila

Juglans cinerea

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Siberian Elm
Butternut

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 on a regular basis.

Butternut is one of the few walnut varieties native to Canada. The nuts are sought after for their mild, sweet, and oily taste. Ensure this tree is planted in full sun and well-drained soil for best results.

Butternut is self-fertile but it has better yields when planted near other butternuts. It can survive in zone 2, but reliably produces nuts in zone 3.

Want a large order (over 500 trees) of Butternut? Ask us about contract grows and get the best prices for our 2019 harvest!

SIBERIAN ELM QUICK FACTS

BUTTERNUT QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2b
Zone: 2b
Height: 20 m (66 ft)
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 8 m (27 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: bright yellow
Nuts: brown shell with cream core starting around age 10
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium

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
Other Names: demon walnut, oilnut, white walnut


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