About Slippery Elm
Ulmus rubra, commonly called slippery elm, is a medium sized, coarse-textured, somewhat weedy, deciduous tree that typically grows to 40-60’ (less frequently to 100’) tall with a vase-shaped to broad-rounded crown.
It is distinguished by its downy twigs, red-hairy buds (particularly noticable in winter) and slimy red inner bark (rubra meaning red).
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||slippery elm|
|Maximum Reachable Height || 40.00 to 60.00 feet|
|Flower Colour ||Reddish-green|
|Bloom Time ||March to April|
|Difficulty Level ||easy to grow |
Planting and careUse mulch.To help conserve water, reduce stress, and encourage healthy growth, apply a 2- to 4-inch layer of chopped and shredded leaves, grass clippings, or shredded bark around the base of your plant.Allow about an inch of space between the mulch and the base stem of the plant.
Slippery Elm care
Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerant of light shade. Prefers rich, moist loams. Adapts to both wet and dry sites. Generally tolerant of urban conditions.
|Sunlight ||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Soil ||well-drained soil|
|Temperature || 4° to 21° C (40° to 70° F)|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Slippery Elm special feature
Insect visitors include borers, leaf miner, beetles, mealy bugs, caterpillars and scale.
Slippery Elm uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- Slippery elm is a tree
- The inner bark (not the whole bark) is used as medicine
- People take slippery elm for coughs, sore throat, colic, diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), bladder and urinary tract infections, syphilis, herpes, and for expelling tapeworms
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Slippery Elm ?
Slippery Elm is commonly known as slippery elm
How tall do Slippery Elm grow?
On average Slippery Elm grows 40.00 to 60.00 feet
What color are Slippery Elm ?
A Slippery Elm plant bears flowers of color Reddish-green
When Slippery Elm blooms?
With enough light, Slippery Elm may produce Reddish-green flowers in March to April
How hard is Slippery Elm to grow?
A Slippery Elm is easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Slippery Elm need?
A Slippery Elm prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade
How much water does a Slippery Elm need?
A Slippery Elm prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Slippery Elm need?
A Slippery Elm prefers well-drained soil
What temperature does a Slippery Elm like?
A Slippery Elm prefers 4° to 21° C (40° to 70° F)
How often should I fertilize my Slippery Elm ?
To encourage Slippery Elm growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
Monday, 11 November 2019
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