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Buying Elm Trees for Your Garden

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It may need a little more care to choose the right location and conditions for growing Elm , but these plants are so special that they will reward you for many years for that little care you give them. Every spring you will be amazed and delighted by the spectacle of those extraordinary, enormous blooms, covering your tree like a giant candelabra and lighting up your garden for several weeks. Such special plants deserve to be in every garden across the country.

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Elm Trees

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For many older people, the Elm tree is a symbol of a lost past, when grand avenues of Elms lined the streets of every town. Elm trees were planted in parks and larger gardens too, all across America and Europe, and they were greatly loved by everyone. Disease ended those icons of stability, but that doesn’t mean the Elm tree has gone. You can help restore the Elm population, by planting newer, disease resistant varieties, or you can choose a different type of Elm from among the many, from around the world, that are naturally protected from disease.

Elm trees are beautiful shade trees, with broad crowns and a unique vase-shaped profile. They deserve to be planted again, and you can help achieve that, simply by planting one or more Elm trees wherever you have a suitable location.

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Types of Elm Trees

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Conclusion

Now that disease-resistant varieties are available, we can begin again to plant Elm trees in our gardens and cities. One day perhaps, we will see again the long avenues of this magnificent trees, and the specimens beside homes, that gave American towns and villages their special character. So plant an Elm today, for a better future tomorrow. Long live the Elm!

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– Spectacular flowers in spring or summer
– Rich, glossy green foliage in the evergreen kinds
– Wonderful specimen or screening trees
– Wide range of colors and sizes for every garden
– Easily grown and long-lived in many climate zones

In colder areas, where evergreen forms growing in the open will suffer from cold, they can instead be grown successfully by spreading them on a wall. There they will be sheltered and look spectacular. The rich perfume of their flowers will drift through open windows, and they will cloth a wall with beautiful foliage all year. To grow a tree in this way, choose a sunny wall, preferably facing south. Run a series of wires from one end of the wall to the other, using strong attachments suitable for the type of wall – wood, brick or concrete. Space the wires 18 inches apart, all the way up the wall. Use wire-strainers so that you can tighten the wires over time, if they stretch. Plastic-coated wire is best.

Plant the tree with its base right against the wall, and gently spread out the branches to left and right, attaching them to the wires with loose loops of durable string. Don’t tie tightly, as this will cut into the stems as they grow. As new stems develop, continue to spread them out and tie them in to the wall. Make sure you water younger trees growing this way regularly, as the base of walls often does not get much natural rain. Soon you will have a beautiful effect, and every bloom will be fully visible, opening for the sun and for your pleasure.

Like all plants, magnolia trees can suffer from pests and diseases, but attacks of any significance are very rare. These trees have an ancient lineage, and they have had millions of years to evolve defenses against pests and diseases. It is very unlikely you will see any serious problems with your trees. Sometimes, if trees are grown in soil that is too alkaline, yellowing of the leaves may be seen. If this happens, treat the trees with a product for acid-loving plants, such as chelated iron. This will allow the tree to absorb the nutrients it needs to remain healthy. Use this each spring, and again in late summer if the yellowing is severe.

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Arrive & Thrive

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What good is getting your landscape in the mail if your plants show up dead? We’ve got to admit, sending a tree in a box across the country is pretty unorthodox. Thankfully, we’ve become experts at it. Because of our Arrive & Thrive ™ Guarantee, you can rest assured that your trees will get to you happy and in perfect health.