Slippery Elm (Indian Elm, Moose Elm, Red Elm) Ulmus fulva or Ulmus rubra - mature specimen of this native American tree can reach a height of 60ft. and has a full, open shape. In the fall, the leaves turn a dull yellow. The inner bark is used to prepare a tea used to treat sore throats, coughs, pleurisy, stomach ulcers, and as a tonic for convalescents. It is also one of the ingredients used in cancer treatments. Best grown in full sun or dappled shade in a moist well-drained soil, though it is very tolerant of soil types. Hardy to -40F (-40C); plant height: 60ft.
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