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Siberian Elm vs Silver Leaf Willow

Ulmus pumila

Salix alba sericea

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

Siberian Elm
Silver Leaf Willow

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.

Native to North America, Silver Leaf Willow has orangish bark and long, silvery grey leaves. Bees and other insects are attracted to its flowers.

Popular as an ornamental tree for parks, it is also used as a shelterbelt species. It may not be as cold hardy as some of the other willow varieties, however.

SIBERIAN ELM QUICK FACTS

SILVER LEAF WILLOW QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $3.49 - SAVE UP TO 19%
Zone: 2b
Zone: 2a
Height: 20 m (66 ft)
Height: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: bright yellow
Bark: yellow-brown
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: high
Suckering: none
Suckering: high
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
Other Names: white willow


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