Siberian elm

(Ulmus pumila)

  • Up to 70’ tall
  • Blooms March to May
  • Flowers greenish, lacking petals, occur in small, drooping clusters of 2 - 5, appear before leaves develop
  • Fruits flat, circular, ½” wide, each containing a single seed
  • Crown open and rounded with slender, spreading branches
  • Leaves less than 3” long, alternate, simple, singly-serrate, dark-green
  • Leaf base symmetrical, unlike most elms
  • Bark light-gray with irregular furrows


Known Distribution

There are few occurrences of this species documented in Colorado. View the known North American Distribution Map. If you are aware of infestations that are not represented, please report your sighting. Register for an EDDMapS account, then select "Report Sightings". Please include photos with your submissions.