Little Elm is a native tree of the Washington area, growing in every region of the state. A graceful tree, with twisted branches, this tree is grown for its graceful shape as well as for its foliage that ranges from golden to dark green. The Elms are known to grow up to fifty feet in height and are known for their hardiness. Many believe that Elms have an almost fairy-tale appearance, having an appearance as if they are hovering just above our heads looking down on us.
Elms are most popular for their flowers, and like most things, they bloom in all seasons. The two types of flowers native to Washington are the White-Lipped Black Poplar, with a trumpet-shaped flower head. The other is the Silverolor Lobos Blooms. These two types of flowers can be found in different parts of the state. The White-Lipped Black Poplar is primarily found along the Washington State’s central coastal areas. The Silverolor Lobos Blooms is found mainly along the Washington State’s Pacific Coast.
The tree itself can be divided into two main subspecies. One of these is the White-Lipped Elm or more commonly known as the White-Lipped Elm. This tree is thought to have been first planted in 1774 in what was then called the present day Washington County. From here the tree has spread rapidly, particularly to the south and west coast. It has been said that the name was given to the tree because of the leaves that appear similar to a lily.
The other subspecies is the Black-eyed Elm or more commonly known as Black throats Elms. It is thought to have been introduced into the state much later, around the late nineteenth century. Here it flourishes along the north and Pacific northwest. As a shrub it is a deciduous tree that prefers moist, rocky soil and full sunlight. The bark of this tree is pruned so that new growth is enhanced and the tree becomes ever more attractive and colorful.
Because the Little Elm tends to grow slowly and never blooms for a long time, it is often planted to fill in holes in the land when construction of a building is under way. Sometimes a row of elm will be set up as an ornamental garden by planting half-grown trees together to make them blend together. Some native plants are very suitable for growing beside the Little Elm, including California Bluebells, Black Eyed Susans, and more. These plants help to offset the effects of the Little Elm’s shade, thus preserving the moist, cool climate the tree needs to grow properly.
One thing the Little Elm Lobos cannot stand is heat, so try to keep your house cool during the summer. This is why you will find it growing mainly in tropical and subtropical climates. If you wish to decorate with elm, you will find a wide variety of natural materials available. There are many beautiful things you can do with elm, so get started today and plant a tree that you will love to see for years to come.