Siberian elm

(Ulmus pumila)

  • Up to 70’ tall
  • Blooms March to May
  • Flowers greenish, lacking petals, occur in small, drooping clusters of 2 - 5, appear before leaves develop
  • Fruits flat, circular, ½” wide, each containing a single seed
  • Crown open and rounded with slender, spreading branches
  • Leaves less than 3” long, alternate, simple, singly-serrate, dark-green
  • Leaf base symmetrical, unlike most elms
  • Bark light-gray with irregular furrows