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Siberian elm Ulmus pumila
is a fast-growing deciduous tree native to China and Siberia that has
been widely planted as an ornamental. Older trees often lose their ornamental
appeal due to the loss of limbs. Blooming occurs in April or early May,
and the winged, flattened fruits are dispersed by wind. The small, toothed
leaves are borne alternately along the stem. Although tolerant of a variety
of conditions, this tree rapidly colonizes open sites such as prairies.
It grows throughout Illinois.
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