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Ulmus americana

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Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Trees, Deciduous

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist

Soil Description: neutral, rich, loam, clay, sand

Height: 60'-80'

Bloom Time: March, April

Bloom Color: red, green

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Additional Tags: shade tree

Ulmus americana (American elm)
  • Ulmus americana (American elm)
  • Ulmus americana (American elm)
  • Ulmus americana (American elm)

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Description

Ulmus americana

Also known as:

American elm

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Scientific Synonyms:

Ulmus floridana

Description

Ulmus americana is known for its stately presence. Its urn shape has made it a good choice for use in urban settings, where its upward arching branches, allow good clearance for vehicular traffic. Fall foliage is rather unremarkable.

Additional Notes

Native populations of American elm have been ravaged by the Dutch elm disease, a fatal fungal disease spread by bark beetles, and introduced in the 1930's. Long going efforts to combat this fungus, have met recent success with the development of resistant strains.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Hamamelididae
Order Urticales
Family Ulmaceae Elm family
Genus Ulmus elm
Species Ulmus americana American elm