Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
The American elm is a large deciduous tree native to eastern North America. Its arching spreading habit, handsome dark green foliage, and tolerance of city conditions made it the quintessential shade tree for the eastern United States before Dutch elm disease decimated it in the mid-1900s. Elm yellows is another disease that attacks American elms, often fatally. Several disease resistant forms of American elm have been introduced including 'Valley Forge', 'New Harmony', 'Princeton', and 'Independence'. Also available are several elm hybrids that combine disease resistance with a resemblance to American elm: these include Accolade™ ('Morton') and Triumph™ ('Morton Glossy'). All prefer full sun and well-drained soil, and work well as street trees or on large properties.
9 - 1
3 - 9
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
60'-100' / 18.3m - 30.5m
30'-100' / 9.1m - 30.5m
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Sandy Brown, Gray
Feature Plant, Shade Trees, Street Trees
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