Elm - Drake

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

$54.95

Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:

6-9.

Mature Height:

35 to 45 ft

Mature Width:

35 to 45 ft

Sunlight:

Full (6-8 hours)

Spacing:

35 to 45 ft

Growth Rate:

Fast

Does Not Ship To:

AK, AZ, CA, HI, PR
  • Description
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  • Care
An excellent tree that is surprisingly under-used, 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 fast-growing rate and is hardy to 5 degrees (in Zones 6-9). It reaches a height of 35 to 45 feet and an equal spread. Plant this elm in full sun with moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. USDA ZONES: Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
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Combination orders: Orders containing a mix of bare root plants and potted plants will all ship together. If you have questions about shipping please contact us and we will do our best to assist you.

Bare root orders only: Bare root trees have to be dormant in order to be shipped. We will begin shipping directly after they are harvested. If everything goes according to schedule, bare root shipping will begin the last week in January.

We currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or US territories. We cannot ship trees internationally.

STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) 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.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. 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.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.

Chinese elm will grow in full sun on a wide range of soils, adapting easily to extremes in pH (including alkaline) or moisture, and tolerates cold, urban heat, and wind. Trees will look their best, though, when grown in moist, well-drained, fertile soil but they adapt to drought and the extremes of urban sites. Fertilize elms once or twice a year and prune in the spring; elms do not usually require heavy pruning each year.

Customer Reviews

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J
J.T.
Drake

A little hesitant to order but decided to take a chance. Tree was healthy when it arrived and is growing nicely. Very pleased. Thank you!

R
R.P.
Down South

Great packaging and delivery. Looking forward to placing the Drake elms in their positions and watching them grow. Thank you.

A
A.H.

Arrived with good condition

R
R.E.
Elm rick

Frist time ordering very good condition on time will recommend to others

D
D.G.
first order for me

this was a first order for me. I ordered nearly two dozen trees of various kinds.. The service was excellent and trees arrived timely and in good condition. Some were taller than expected and they are all in the ground. I placed a second order and was happy with it as well I expect to order more in the fall.

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