Ulmus pumila ‘Dwarf Weeper’

September 25, 2010

Ulmus pumila 'dwarf weeper'

This form of Siberian elm has several features that make it a garden worthy plant. It is a dwarf – it only grows how high it is initially staked. It is reasonably fast growing and forms a nice small weeping tree with interesting branch structure in the winter. In Spring, the insignificant flowers develop large light green seed units that are clumped together and look very ornamental, and this occurs well before any leaves emerge. I don’t know why this tree is so rarely seen in gardens or in nurseries. It is progagatd by grafting onto siberian elm rootstock. This tree was field grown for about 4 years, then harvested in the winter and re-established into a 45 gal pot.

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