Ulmus americana (American Elm)
Habit: American Elm is a majestic native tree growing to heights of 60-80 feet tall. Mature trees are typically vase-shaped with sweeping symmetrical branches. Before the onset of Dutch Elm Disease, this tree was widely planted in landscapes and as street trees.
Color: Dark green leaves changing to shades of yellow in autumn.
Culture: Well-drained, moist soil and full sun. Easy to transplant due to a fibrous root system. The straight species is very prone to Dutch Elm Disease but it is far from a certain death knell like the Chestnut Blight is to Chestnut trees. We have cultivars bred especially for better Dutch Elm Disease resistance such as ‘Princeton’ and ‘Valley Forge’.