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Ulmus alata /Winged Elm

Ulmus alata  / Ulmus alata
Overview of a lawn tree in summer foliage
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Overview of a lawn tree in summer foliage

Portion of tree canopy in winter

Early spring flowers on the winged elm

Close-up image showing the "wings" on the branches and twigs

Viewing through the canopy of a winged elm in summer

Trees vary greatly as to the amount of "wings" that a particular tree will have. Here is one with "wings" on nearly all branches

Prominent "wings" on the branches

Spring growth on a fairly young tree in a home landscape

Winged Elm in flower in early March in Baton Rouge

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Scientific Name: Ulmus alata
Common Name: Winged Elm
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Green
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Comments: This elm usually has flat corky wings or ridges along the twigs and small branches. This native is an excellent shade tree for both residential sites as well as larger more open spaces. Trees are relatively easy to grow and have few pests. Powdery mildew can sometimes be a problem.