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Elm trees are very popular shade trees for planting near homes or along city streets because of the clean leaf habits and rapidly forming leaves that are small, fragile and easy to rake easily in the fall.  The American elms trees are native trees to the U.S., and are very fast growing.  The Chinese elm tree is one of the fastest growing shade trees, and the Drake elm tree is very similar in leaf shape and growing form, except that the Drake elm trees have an ornamental peeling bark that is a beautiful chocolate-brown color,  The umbrella shape of the Drake elms is a distinctive form.  Call Best Price Plants to have your shade tree delivery sent promptly to your house by UPS.

American elm tree American Elm Tree

USDA Zones 2-8

Chinese elm tree Chinese Elm Tree

USDA Zones 2-8

Drake elm tree Drake Elm Tree

USDA Zones 6-10


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  • Drake Elm Tree
    If you're looking for a faster growing and smaller Elm Tree, then the Drake Elm Tree is your best option. It grows rather fast and reaches a height of only 40-50 feet tall and 30-40 feet wide. If you're located anywhere in USDA Zones 6-10 call to place an order for your very own Drake Elm Tree.
  • Chinese Elm Tree
    A shade tree that is great for lining streets and driveways is the Chinese Elm Tree. Another variety that only grows to approximately 40-50 feet tall and in poor, salty, or rich soils.
  • American Elm Tree
    Now this is the best bet for shade if you're looking to cover an extremely large area. The American Elm Tree can grow up to 100 feet tall and 100 feet wide. It grows and flourishes from USDA Zones 2-8.

A great shade tree for your family, you family's family, and generations to come would be an Elm Tree. They have been known to grow for over a 300 year period of time. They can reach a maximum height of 125 feet, so they make an excellent choice for a shade tree. They are a bit more rare due to disease practically wiping them out in North America. Place an order today for your very own Elm Trees so you can add a bit of character to your home landscape.

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