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Siberian Elm vs Discovery Japanese Elm

Ulmus pumila

Ulmus davidiana var. japonica Discovery

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(new stock expected: fall of 2021)

Siberian Elm
Discovery Japanese Elm

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.

Discovery Japanese Elm is great for anyone who doesn't have a lot of time to maintain their trees as it doesn't drop many seeds. It has beautiful dark green foliage and is resistant to Dutch Elm Disease. This elm is similar in shape to the American Elm but is roughly 30% smaller. Instead of having an irregular and broad-shaped crown as other Japanese Elms do, the Discovery Japenses Elm has symmetrical branching, an upright growth form, and develops a classic vase-like crown.

SIBERIAN ELM QUICK FACTS

DISCOVERY JAPANESE ELM QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2b
Zone: 2a
Height: 20 m (66 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: bright yellow
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
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)


Toxicity: Tester

Other Names: asiatic elm, chinese elm, dwarf elm


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