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The Frontier Elm with its random frilly branches covered in its deep purple leaves.

STATUESQUE CHARM AND UNIQUE FALL COLOR

FEATURES: 

  • The vase-shaped canopy puts on a unique display of burgundy - almost purple leaves for fall
  • Fast-growing and reliable tree; very disease and pest resistant
  • Less raking! The small fine-textured leaves make fall clean up a breeze!
  • Smooth-textures grey bark adds to the winter interest 
  • Excellent shade tree 
  • Hand selected fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-10
  • Mature Height: 30-40' tall
  • Mature Width: 20-30' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 25-50' apart

Frontier Elm

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Ulmus carpinifolia x U. parvifolia 'Frontier'

Regular price $575.00
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STATUESQUE CHARM AND UNIQUE FALL COLOR

FEATURES: 

  • The vase-shaped canopy puts on a unique display of burgundy - almost purple leaves for fall
  • Fast-growing and reliable tree; very disease and pest resistant
  • Less raking! The small fine-textured leaves make fall clean up a breeze!
  • Smooth-textures grey bark adds to the winter interest 
  • Excellent shade tree 
  • Hand selected fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-10
  • Mature Height: 30-40' tall
  • Mature Width: 20-30' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 25-50' apart

Why plant Frontier Elm?

Spritely and sporadic Frontier Elms are the trees you don't want to miss out on. These trees have a compact and narrow pyramidal form with branches that look like they are having a bad hair day! These crazy branches are coated with glossy green leaves that turn into a reddish-purple in the fall! These trees are major eye candy all year-round! The grey smooth-textured bark compliments the winter scene quite well! You'll also be very pleased to know—these trees are rather low maintenance as they are very adaptable and tolerant of cold, heat, and some drought! You literally cannot go wrong with this wonderful specimen. Frontier Elms also give off beautiful shade that goes perfectly with a summer days breeze; making taking a break in the summer sun you favorite activity!

This tree is one for the books! Developed in the 1970s by A.M Townsend as a hybrid between a Lacebark Elm and the Smoothleaf Elm.

How to use Frontier Elm in the landscape?

These naturally hardy hybrids look good just about anywhere! Create a living sculpture with these spritely trees! They look great planted as a single specimen as any focal point, anchoring a planting bed, they also mix very well with others for a colorful mass planting. Partner these interesting trees with other deciduous trees or evergreens. These trees also provide lots of wonderful shade for your landscape! Add these to your landscape or street for shading purposes.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-10

How To Plant Frontier Elm

Always remember, a stress-free tree is a happy healthy tree! These trees are a breath of fresh air with how low maintenance they are! They are highly adaptable to many soil types, as long as they are well-draining. Frontier Elms are huge fans of the sun, so keep them somewhere they can reach it. Plant your Frontiers somewhere where they can have great air circulation and have the ability to grow into their full height and width comfortably.

How To Water

Young Frontier Elms will need a medium amount of water during their first season just to get them situated and comfortable. Continue to give supplemental water to your tree during times of drought as they are not completely drought tolerant.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each late year. Continue this for three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

Prune your Frontier Elm in the early spring to remove the dead and diseased branches and to clean up the trees canopy. Plant your pruning strategically to get the most benefits from your tree.

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation..

*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.

Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Gowers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.

Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.

Shipping Delays:

From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.

Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.

Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.

Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers - Online Customer Service

The Bower & Branch customer service team WILL surprise you with experience. The Plant Whisperer Team is available to all of our customers for all reasons: shipping updates, special requests, plant care, design, placement, selection and all your other gardening needs!

Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other retailer out there; online or in your neighborhood. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!

PlantWhisperers@bowerandbranch.com | (866) 873-3888 | Chat below!

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees

90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:

Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).

How?

Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:

- Email: plantwhisperers@bowerandbranch.com

- Phone: 866-873-3888

- Or via Online Chat

3-YEAR-TREE GUARANTEE:

Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).


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