Siberian Elm

Ulmus pumila

Siberian Elm: Full Tree - Click for larger image
  • Family: Ulmaceae

  • Shrub or small- to medium-sized tree

  • Open, rounded crown

  • Reaches height around 18m (60’)

Leaves
Twigs & Fruiting Structures
Bark
Distribution and Uses

Leaves

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Siberian Elm: Leaves - Click for larger image
Siberian Elm: Fruit - Click for larger image

Twigs & Fruiting Structures

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Bark

  • Grey or brown; rough and furrowed; tough, fibrous inner bark

Distribution & Uses

  • Prefers dry areas; can also inhabit moist soils near streams but less desirable

  • Introduced from Asia; naturalized from Utah, east to Minnesota, south to Kansas

  • Endures city smoke and poor soils; resists Dutch Elm disease

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Siberian Elm: Bark - Click for larger image