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Slippery Elm

Slippery Elm Basics

Grows LikeTree
DurationPerennial
U.S. NativeNative to U.S.
National Wetland Indicator StatusFAC

Slippery Elm Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSpring and Summer
AllelopathNo
BloatNone
C:N RatioHigh
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerModerate
Foliage Porosity WinterPorous
Foliage TextureCoarse
Fruit Seed ColorBrown
Fruit Seed ConspicuousNo
Growth FormSingle Stem
Growth RateRapid
Height at 20 Years (Maximum feet)45
Height Mature feet85
Leaf RetentionNo
LifespanModerate
Low Growing GrassNo
Resprout AbilityYes
ErectErect
ToxicityNone

Slippery Elm Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceNone
CaCO3 ToleranceLow
Cold Stratification RequiredYes
Drought ToleranceMedium
Frost Free Days (Minimum)110
pH Minimum5.5
pH Maximum7
Planting Density per Acre (Minimum)300
Planting Density per Acre (Maximum)800
Precipitation Minimum25
Precipitation Maximum65
Root Depth (Minimum inches)40
Salinity ToleranceNone
Shade ToleranceTolerant
Shade ToleranceTolerant
Minimum Temperature (F)-43

Slippery Elm Reproduction

Bloom PeriodLate Winter
Commercial AvailabilityRoutinely Available
Fruit Seed AbundanceHigh
Fruit Seed Period BeginsSpring
Fruit Seed Period EndsSpring
Fruit Seed PersistancesNo
Propagated by Bare RootYes
Propagated by BulbsNo
Propagated by ContainerYes
Propagated by CormsNo
Propagated by CuttingsNo
Propagated by SeedYes
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SprigsNo
Propagated by TubersNo
Seed per Pound41000
Seed Spread RateModerate
Seedling VigorHigh
Seedling VigorHigh
Small GrainNo
Vegetative Spread RateNone

Slippery Elm Edibility and Other Uses

Berry/Nut Seed ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Fodder ProductNo
Fuelwood ProductLow
Lumber ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Palatable to a Browse AnimalLow
Palatable to a Grazing AnimalLow
Palatable to a HumanNo
Pulpwood ProductYes
Veneer ProductNo
CategoryDicot
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Slippery Elm

Slippery Elm grows like a Tree. Slippery Elm is an Perennial. Slippery Elm is Native to U.S.. Slippery Elm has a National Wetland Indicator Status of: FAC. Spring and Summer is when Slippery Elm is actively growing. Slippery Elm is not an allelopath. Slippery Elm has a High C:N Ratio. Slippery Elm has a coppice potential of No. Slippery Elm is not fall conspicuous. Slippery Elm has a Yellow colored flower. Slippery Elm has Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Slippery Elm has a Moderate foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Slippery Elm has a Porous foliage porosity. Slippery Elm has a Coarse foliage texture. Seeds of Slippery Elm are Brown. Seeds of Slippery Elm are No conspicuous. Slippery Elm grows as a Single Stem. The growth rate of Slippery Elm is Rapid. The maximum height of Slippery Elm at 20 years is 45 feet. The mature height of Slippery Elm is 85 feet. The lifespan of Slippery Elm is Moderate. The shape and orientation of Slippery Elm is Erect. Slippery Elm is adapted to coarse textured soils. Slippery Elm is adapted to fine textured soils. Slippery Elm is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Slippery Elm is None. The CaCO3 tolerance of Slippery Elm is Low. Slippery Elm requires cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Slippery Elm is Medium. Slippery Elm requires a minimum of 110 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Slippery Elm is 5.5. The maximum pH of Slippery Elm is 7. The minimum planting density per acre of Slippery Elm is 300. The maximum planting density per acre of Slippery Elm is 800. The minimum Precipitation that Slippery Elm requires is 25. The maximum Precipitation that Slippery Elm can handle is 65. The minimum root depth of Slippery Elm is 40 inches. The salininty tolerance of Slippery Elm is None. The shade tolerance of Slippery Elm is Tolerant. The shade tolerance of Slippery Elm is Tolerant. The minimum temperature that Slippery Elm requires is -43. The bloom period of Slippery Elm is Late Winter. The commerical availability of Slippery Elm is Routinely Available. The fruit seed abundance of Slippery Elm is High. The fruit seed period of Slippery Elm begins Spring. The fruit seed period of Slippery Elm ends Spring. The fruit seed persistance of Slippery Elm is No. Slippery Elm is propagated by bare roots. Slippery Elm is propagated by bulbs. Slippery Elm is propagated by container. Slippery Elm is not propagated by corms. Slippery Elm is not propagated by cuttings. Slippery Elm is propagated by seed. Slippery Elm is not propagated by sod. Slippery Elm is not propagated by sprig. Slippery Elm is not propagated by tubers. Slippery Elm can generally yield 41000 seeds per pound of seeds. Slippery Elm has a Moderate seed spread rate. Slippery Elm has a High seedling vigor. Slippery Elm has a High seedling vigor. Slippery Elm does not have a small grain. Slippery Elm has a None vegatative spread rate. Slippery Elm does not have a berry/nut seed product. Slippery Elm is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Slippery Elm does not make a good fodder product. Slippery Elm does not make a good fuel wood product. Slippery Elm does not make a good lumber product. Slippery Elm does not make a naval store product. Slippery Elm is not palatable to browse animals. Slippery Elm is not palatable to grazing animals. Slippery Elm is not palatable to humans. Slippery Elm makes a good pulpwood product. Slippery Elm does not make a veneer product. Slippery Elm is of the category, Dicot.
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