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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

    Isabella

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

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Isabella, Very nice of you to write. We cannot ship seeds or plants to Ireland, wish we could. Richo

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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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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Virginia,
      Please hit “waitlist,” there is a nice flat of them out there and although it says we’re out of stock, we may be re-enabling this soon.
      richo

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    • nathaniel.anu

      Will this plant grow well in the tropics of the Caribbean?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Nathaniel, No, this is a temperate species that requires a cold dormancy. r

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    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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    • investingwiz777

      When will this be back in stock? 🙂

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi! Its currently April of 2020 and we’re looking at a slippery elm SEED harvest within the next few days. So you can buy the seed packet and plant your own. I’ll be planting plenty, too, and will have trees again, great nature willing, in the spring of 2021.
      Richo

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    • Wael

      How many seeds are in the package? Is it organic?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello, the slippery elm seed is not certified organic and it is 30 seeds per packet. here’s a link to the seed packet https://strictlymedicinalseeds.com/product/slippery-elm-ulmus-rubra-packet-of-30-seeds-cannot-ship-to-canada/

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    • ssinkspot

      I want to start a grove of these will you have seedlings soon?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      New seeds in May. I do think we have some potted ones in the nursery but not a grove’s worth. r

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    • Heather (verified owner)

      Hi there, I ordered a slippery elm tree last season. It’s was doing great but it seems to not be emerging this year. What might cause it to die or does it emerge later in spring? Thank you

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Heather, I hope its OK! Scratch the bark and see if you get green, and if so, then alive. Another way–look carefully at the buds–are they alive or are they dead? Richo

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