At Native Forest Nursery we grow bare root seedlings and #3 container trees. Our container trees are grown in a #3 air pruned pot. This root making container eliminates nearly all potential for root wrapping. This allows for an excellent root structure and delivers an extremely healthy tree. The bare root seedlings at our nursery are grown in a sandy loam soil with high organic matter content, which provides an extremely healthy environment for our seedlings. Our bare root liners and seedlings are hand lifted, packaged, and kept in cold storage until you are ready to plant. Conservation uses for our products include reclamation, mitigation, reforestation, restoration, wildlife habitat improvement and wetland uses. Horticultural uses for our products include field liners, container liners, landscape plantings, budding stock, grafting stock and ornamental uses.

A.K.A.: Emerald Vase
Family: Ulmaceae
Latin Name: Ulmus parvifolia "Allee"
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Foliage: Yellow-red
Bloom: Insignificant
Bloom Time: September
Shape: Rounded
Bark: Grayish and exfoliating
Sun: Full sun
Zone: Zone 4 to Zone 9
Size: 60 to 70 feet
Spread: 35 to 55 feet
Care: Medium, well drained soil

The Allee Elm is a survivor, appreciated for having outstanding resistance to the elm leaf beetle, the Japanese beetle, leaf scorch, dieback symptoms, and the Dutch elm disease, which once nearly annihilated every American Elm. The Allee Elm’s vase-like and arching growth habit is in fact reminiscent of that of the American Elm, making this species an excellent choice for flanking city streets, country lanes, and boulevards throughout the nation.

The Allee Elm is a tree of subtle beauty, originating from China, Japan, and Korea. Deciduous and with a 4-9 hardiness zone rating, this species grows to 60-70 ft. with a 35-55 ft. span and a rounded crown. It favors full sun and medium, well-drained soils. The Allee Elm is characterized by its glossy, elliptic, dark green leaves, which turn flaming shades of gold, bronze, and copper in the autumn. Small reddish flowers bloom in late summer or early September, with seeds appearing in the later autumn months. The Allee Elm is further distinguished by its fluted trunk, which covered by a uniquely mottled and exfoliating bark, and is colored a patchwork of brown and gray hues with undertones of orange and gold; these glow beautifully in the sunshine.

Scientifically classified as Ulmus Parvifolia “Allee”, the Allee Elm belongs to the Ulmaceae family; it was cloned in 1910, in an attempt to resurrect the elm species, from a tree which can still be found on the campus of the University of Georgia. Until the early 20th century, elm trees were a major nursery product and a very popular street tree, only to be destroyed by the Dutch elm disease; the Allee Elm is a product of elm tree breeding in the hopes of finding an on par replacement for the majestic American elm. The Allee Elm’s outstanding features are its vastly improved disease resistance, its fast-growing and undemanding nature, and the rich range of colors staining its leaves and bark.