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.

Family: Ulmaceae
Latin Name: Ulmus parvifolia "Bosque"
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Foliage: Yellow-orange
Bloom: Insignificant
Bloom Time: September
Shape: Oval
Bark: Grayish and exfoliating
Sun: Full sun
Zone: Zone 6 to Zone 9
Size: 50 to 60 feet
Spread: 35 to 40 feet
Care: Medium, well drained soil

Renowned for its extreme drought tolerance, the Bosque Elm is arguably the most heat-tolerant elm of the Ulmaceae family. Like the Allee Elm, the Bosque Elm is a brainchild of the breeding and selection of elm trees in the quest for a far more resilient and improved type of elm that would not succumb to diseases and pests like the magnificent American Elm of old.

Binomially termed Ulmus Parvifolia “Bosque”, the Bosque Elm was first raised in a tree farm nursery in Atlanta, Georgia. It mirrors the majestic vase-shaped structure of the American Elm and pairs it with a broader outline; the Bosque Elm is more pyramidal or pear-shaped as opposed to the Allee Elm’s more rounded structure. It stands tall and proud at 50-60 ft., an upright oval with high-reaching branches which spread out to span 35-40 ft. The Bosque Elm’s deciduous dark green leaves are lustrous and finely textured, turning warm yellow-orange shades in the autumn. This foliage is complemented by the tree’s exfoliating gray bark that is characterized by its rich colorful undertones and puzzle-like mottling pattern.

Like most other elms, the Bosque Elm’s flowers bloom in September but are not particularly noteworthy. The tree grows remarkably fast, thriving in medium well-drained soils and happily soaking in the sun. It has a 6-9 hardiness zone rating. Efficient and self-sufficient in nature, the Bosque Elm does not require as much water as most other trees during its growth period, and rarely needs fertilizer. Since it grows quickly, it develops a strong central trunk without excessive pruning required. Due to its arching structure, resilience, landscape adaptability, and attractive coloration, the Bosque Elm is commonly selected as an urban, shade, or street tree.