Elm - Drake

Scientific Name: Ulmus parvifolia
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-9.


Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:


Mature Height:

40-50 ft

Mature Width:

35-50 ft


Full (6-8 hours)


35-50 ft

Growth Rate:

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The Drake Elm is a deciduous tree with thick foliage, arching branches, and shiny green foliage. With its umbrella-like form, the Drake makes for a great shade tree and can be planted with other elm's to create a nice canopy to frame an entrance or line a road. The Drake exhibits a medium growth-rate and is hardy to 5 degrees (in Zones 6-9). It reaches a height of 30-40 feet and a spread of 25-30 feet. Plant this elm in full sun with moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. USDA ZONES:Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Orders are typically shipped within 5-7 business days from the date of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon shipment of your Plant Me Green purchase. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note West Coast states ship only on Monday due to transit time and it will include a $10 shipping fee regardless of whether an order is over $100 due to shipping carrier costs.


Most Plant Me Green trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery (such as bare root trees). Our shipping schedule is Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. This is to ensure our trees do not stay in a box longer than necessary and arrive to you as healthy as possible. If a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your Plant Me Green package. Holiday shipping schedules are set by the carriers.
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
Fertilize elms once or twice a year and prune in the spring; elms do not usually require heavy pruning each year.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Love my Drake Elm trees.

My trees arrived in perfect condition. They were exactly what I wanted. I have planted both of them, they have been watered, and are thriving. I check in every day to see if they need watering. They are my favorite trees. I am a very satisfied customer.

Excellent service and tree! Thank you!

Tree arrived healthy and happy. Great communication and great service! Would buy from your company again!