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American Elm

Botanical Name
Ulmus americana
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
9
Height
60 - 80'
Width
30 - 40'
Flowers
Greenish in March
Fruit
Disc-shaped samaras
Fall Color
Yellow
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Do not prune from April - July
  • Urban tolerant
    • Alkaline soil
    • Salt
    • Drought
    • Wet soil
    • Heavy soil
Problems
Dutch Elm Disease (DED), weak wooded
Varieties
  • Jefferson - excellent DED resistance, vase habit, sterile
  • New Harmony - excellent DED resistance
  • Princeton - good DED resistance
  • Prairie Expedition - excellent DED resistance, 60' tall by 40' wide, vase shape
  • Valley Forge - excellent DED resistance

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