American Elm
Ulmus americana

Family Ulmaceae
Genus Ulmus
Specific Epithet americana
Arboretum Collection LT
Lifecycle Large deciduous tree
Fall Color Yellow
Size to 38 m tall and 1.5 m in diameter
Bloom Time March
Flower Red
Bark Ridge and furrowed
Leaf Size 11 cm long 6 cm wide
Leaf Margin Serrated
Leaf Arrangement Alternate
Leaf Type Simple
Description These vase shaped trees were a popular in urban plantings before Dutch Elm Disease killed off most of them in the mid 1900's. Many documented uses by humans and wildlife.
Cultural Requirements Adaptable, but prefers moist sites.
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vase shape

vase shape

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American elm leaves

American elm leaves

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American elm bark

American elm bark

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