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Prairie Expedition® Elm TreeUlmus americana 'Lewis & Clark'

  • Prairie Expedition® Elm Tree

    Prairie Expedition® Elm Tree

  • Prairie Expedition® Elm Tree

    Prairie Expedition® Elm Tree

  • Prairie Expedition® Elm Tree

    Prairie Expedition® Elm Tree

  • Prairie Expedition® Elm Tree
  • Prairie Expedition® Elm Tree
  • Prairie Expedition® Elm Tree

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Prairie Expedition® Elm TreeUlmus americana 'Lewis & Clark'

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Shade Trees

The tough shade tree you're looking for!

  • Long-lasting and reliable, withstanding most soil types and weather conditions
  • Classic, cathedral, umbrella form that adds large shade to any space 
  • Tolerant of urban pollution and perfect for parks, boulevards, backyards and more
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Resilient, Cold-Hardy, Classic Elm 

Why Prairie Expedition® Elm Trees

The Prairie Expedition ® Elm Tree, also known as the Lewis and Clark Elm, is an excellent, cold-hardy tree! Its resistance to Dutch Elm Disease makes it a sturdy and tough choice for planting.

Developed from a parent American Elm that was the lone survivor of Dutch Elm, this tree is guaranteed to be long-lasting and enjoyed for years to come. Plus, it’s also tolerant of most soil types, making this a relatively easy tree to care for.

With its classic cathedral, umbrella form, the lovely shape of this tree will transform any space! You can even spot some small, green flowers amongst the green leaves in spring. In fall, the leaves change to a stunning yellow. 

If you’re hoping to add some greenery to a park, boulevard, or other open space where larger trees are desired, the Prairie Expedition® Elm is very tolerant of urban pollution! Plus, this tree is adaptable to most weather, including dry conditions and even some standing water. With proper care, it can live to be 100 years or older!

If you’re eager to add a resilient shade tree to your space, order the Prairie Expedition® Elm Tree today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Place your elm in an area where it can receive full sunlight (between 6-8 hours per day) in well-drained soil. Since it has a high canopy of foliage that sits well above the ground, it should not be planted underneath power lines.

2. Watering: Though it’s adaptable to both wet and dry sites, this tree prefers rich, moist soil. 

3. Pruning: This tree is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be removed to support unobstructed human traffic underneath by adding height to the canopy.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $49 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 55-60 ft.
Mature Width: 35-40 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Fast
Botanical Name: Ulmus americana 'Lewis & Clark'
Does Not Ship To: AZ,OR
Grows Well In Zones: 3-9 outdoors
Your Growing Zone: #
3-9 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 3-9 outdoors

(hardy down to -30℉)

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