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Manchurian Elm 

 Siberian elms do not possess the vase-shaped canopy that
makes American elms such attractive shade trees

Ulmus pumila L.

Zone 2


Growth Rate: Moderate

Height: 15 m (50 ft)

Spread: 10 m (33 ft)

Life span: 60 years

Why Plant It?

  • This tree was planted as an alternative to American Elm because it is more resistant to Dutch Elm Disease.  It has since become undesirable as an ornamental due to poor crown shape and weedy attributes.

American Elm
Manchurian Elm

If you are unsure what type of elm you have, check its buds. American
elms (top) have pointed buds, while Siberian elms (bottom)
have round buds


  • Full sun
  • Well-drained soil; is drought tolerant
  • Wide variety of soil types


  • Compacted soil
  • Standing water


Elm Bark Beetles**
Spiny Elm Caterpillar
Agromyzid Elm Leafminer
Fenusa Elm Leafminer
Woolly Elm Aphid


Dutch Elm Disease**

**Not yet found in Grande Prairie

Last updated: 12/11/2014 12:40:07 PM