Siberian elm - Ulmaceae Ulmus pumila

Foliage

Siberian elm Foliage

Bark

Siberian elm Bark

Bud

Siberian elm Bud

Twig

Siberian elm Twig

Form

Siberian elm Form
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Taxonomy

FamilyUlmaceae
GenusUlmus
Speciespumila
Common NameSiberian elm
iTree CodeULPU

Plant Form

FormTree: narrow irregular crown
Height70 feet
Spread50 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliagedark green, small (1-2") oval with a pointed tip, doubly serrate edgesLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barkgray with irregular shallow furrows; often with tan/white streaks from wet wood infection
Budtiny, dark brown/black; leaf buds: small slightly pointed; flower buds: rounded with hairs (ciliate) along scalesBud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
Twigvery slender, gray/brown; numerous small twigs; zig-zag appearance
Flowergreen, in clusters and drooping; small
Fruitsmall circular samaras with papery wing, deeply notched; often very numerous
Fall Colorbrown, yellow

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min3aMin5.5SoilModerate
Max9aMax8.0SprayModerate

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntolerantHighNo

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. Native
Region of OriginRussia, China, Korea
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