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The Patriot Elm standing tall with its frilly branches covered in the deep green foliage.



  • The vase-shaped canopy of glossy green leaves transforms to golden yellow in fall
  • Fast-growing and reliable tree; very disease and pest resistant
  • A hybrid elm with fantastic foliage and exceptional hardiness
  • 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: 5-9
  • Mature Height: 40-50' tall
  • Mature Width: 30-40' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 30-60' apart

Patriot Elm

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Ulmus x 'Patriot'

Regular price $575.00
Delivery Date Determined By Size
Shipping included
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Why plant Patriot Elm?

The Patriot Elm has foliage for days! This tree has unforgettable frilly green foliage that brings texture to any landscape type. This deciduous and tough tree was specifically bred to be pest and disease tolerant. This tree really is the whole package. In the spring, the dense branches are clustered with glossy green foliage. When fall is just around the corner, you'll be surprised to see the beautiful bright yellow colors this tree will have on display for you! These trees compliment red maples and evergreens; if you need a landscaping idea!

You'll be happy to know this tree is rather low maintenance and tolerate of quite a few things! Dutch Elm Disease has been quite the issue for many elm species native to Minnesota, but not the Patriot Elm! You can rely on this magnificent tree to laugh in the face of Dutch Elm Disease!

How to use Patriot Elm in the landscape?

The Patriot Elm can be placed wherever you will want to see it beauty most! We recommend using this tree has a shade tree placed in either your front or back yard! If you plant along roadways—don't worry! They are tolerant of urban air pollution and salting in those colder climates! These are the kinds of plants you won't have to babysit! These plants also look great as a backdrop of other colorful gardens. Red maples and evergreens work beautifully with the Patriot Elms bright yellow fall show!

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

Photo Credit: ©Nova-Photo-Graphik GmbH® Patriot Elm

How To Plant Patriot Elm

Patriot Elms are lovely trees to own, you'll love to know they aren't fussy and are low maintenance. They prefer to be planted in well-draining fertile soil that has access to full sun partial shade conditions. To top it off, these trees are truly magical as they are resistant to the pesky Dutch Elm Disease as well as tolerant of poor soils and salt. Truly the superhero of the Elm family.

How To Water

Young Patriot Elm trees should be watered weekly when rain is not reliable in your area. Once matured, this tree will only need water during prolonged periods of drought.

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 Patriot Elm only during the early spring to prevent those nasty elm bark beetles. Remove any dead and diseased branches to pave the way for new and fresh growth.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 5-9

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our 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 your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks to be delivered. - Sizes Large (AA) and smaller (Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

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


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).


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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 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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