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Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra) potted tree, Organic

$16.00

Family:  Elm (Ulmaceae)

Hardy to Zones 3 to 7

Deciduous tree native to Central, Eastern and Southern United States and Canada.  Excellent shade tree.  Traditional usage (American Indian, TWM): nutritive emollient, antitussive.  Source of over-the-counter palliative known as slippery elm bark, the spring-stripped, dried and ground-up inner bark of the mature tree.  Slippery elm prefers part shade to sun and good water, drainage, and a limestone soil.  Space trees at least 20 feet apart.

Potted tree, second year from seedling, certified organically grown

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  1. Question

    elysian

    Hi Richo! I hope you are well, I was wondering what your opinion on growing Slippery Elm from a start vs seed was? I seem to have a hard time growing trees/large shrubs from seeds, do you have any advise?
    All the best,
    Elyanah

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      Richo Cech

      Hi Elysian,
      Thanks for writing and also thanks for propagating trees, it is so very important. Page 194 of “Growing Plant Medicine” gives a great monograph on this plant that will answer many questions. There’s also a chapter on slippery elm in “Growing At Risk.” Anyhow, this one is best to grow from seeds. Last year’s seed germinated very well this spring, and it is almost time for the new seed crop to be ready. The cycles go ’round and ’round. I will be enabling tree sales next spring. Really looking forward to it, Richo

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    Terry Babb

    Can one of these trees – slippery elm survive in zone 8 if given shade? Shade the western sun perhaps?

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      Richo Cech

      Hi Terry, Right, just the way you’re saying, these zone designations are malleable, especially on the top end. I have slippery elm in a zone 8. The ones in the sun do suffer and the ones in the shade do much better. richo

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    melinda.fox13

    I was on the waiting list but by the time I got the email and went they were gone, only an hour had passed! I am on the list again, will there be more this year? Thank you

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi Melinda, I’m sorry that happened. In answer to your question we do have more of these going and will list them when sufficiently sized. Meanwhile I do recommend the slippery elm seed, which is in stock from the recent harvest. Richo

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    Heather (verified owner)

    How big are these trees at shipping? TY

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    Isabella

    when will you have the slippery elm in stock? and would you post to South of Ireland. ? many thanks

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    VIRGINIA EVANS

    Do you have any estimate as to when the ulmus rubra potted trees will be available?

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    KAREN Frank

    will slippery elm thrive in zone 8~9? what isits growth rate?

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