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Siberian Elm vs Freedom Japanese Elm

Ulmus pumila

Ulmus davidiana var. japonica Freedom

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

Siberian Elm
Freedom 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.

Freedom 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. Instead of having an irregular and broad-shaped crown as other Japanese Elms do, the Freedom Japenses Elm has an open crown.

SIBERIAN ELM QUICK FACTS

FREEDOM 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
Suckering: none
Suckering: none

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