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Ulmus rubra/Slipperyi Elm

Ulmus rubra / Ulmus rubra
One seeded samara are produced before leaves emerge
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One seeded samara are produced before leaves emerge

The red fruit (samara) are very large and ornamental in early spring

Relaively large leaves, like the American Elm, have unequal side at the base.

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Scientific Name: Ulmus rubra
Common Name: Slipperyi Elm
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Green
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: The large red fruit, almost the size of a dime, easily distinguish this from the American elm. It grows from easter North Dakota south to Texas and then east to the Atlantic seaboard. It has culinary, medicinal and timber uses. The large red samara in very showy before the leaves emerge in the spring landscape.