Ulmus americana/American Elm

Ulmus americana / Ulmus americana
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Scientific Name: Ulmus americana
Common Name: American Elm
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: over 50 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Green
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is one of the great trees of the country. It has a long and interesting history but has been plagued by the Dutch Elm disease that has destroyed huge populations of this classic tree. The tall, slender trunk with upright arching branches had made it a noteworthy street tree throughout the country until the disease occurred. Several varieties resistant to Dutch Elm Disease have been introduced. These are: Pincton, Washington, New Harmony, and Valley Forge. The American elm can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions.