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Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra) potted tree, Organic

$15.00

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

    KAREN Frank

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

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi KAren,
      Generally when trees are listed up to a certain zone they suffer when hotter. However our zone has gone up to an 8 and I have large ones on the property here and they don’t suffer. So it might be good in warmer climes. They grow anywhere from 6 inches to a coupole of feet per year. There’s a whole chapter on this tree in “Growing At-Risk” Richo

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