American Elm Tree

American Elm Tree

American Elm Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Ulmus americana
Hardiness Zones:   2 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Modest to rapid
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; moist soil but will tolerate a wide range
Texture:   Medium to coarse
Form:   Upright
Height:   75 to 125'
Weight:   60 to 120
Leaf:   3 to 6" alternate, simple, leathery leaves; rich yellow fall color
Flower/Fruit:   Not showy
Comments:    Native; beautiful growth habit, but Dutch Elm disease limits use; easy to transplant; fibrous root system
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   New Harmony, Liberty, Valley Forge