Siberian Elm

Ulmus pumila

Also known as the Asiatic Elm, Chinese Elm or Dwarf Elm, this small, short-lived tree is native to Asia. This species was planted in “shelterbelts” across the Great Plains of the United States during the early 1900’s to prevent dust storms; and is now found across Canada. Adult trees grow to 10-20 m in height and have rough gray or brown, furrowed bark. Individuals of this species do not live long, usually to less than 60 years of age.
Habitat:
Widely planted, but may spread in urban areas, roadsides, and other sites.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing 15-30 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Mid-spring.
Longevity:
Short-lived.
Presence in US:
AR AZ CA CO CT IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MT NC ND NE NH NM NV NY OH OK OR PA RI SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV WY
Presence in Canada:
BC MB NB ON PE QC SK