Tree Detail

Ulmus americana


Elm, American

Ulmus americana   

Category: deciduous tree   Size: large

Mature Size: 50' x 40'

Zone: 2 or 3 to   Growth Rate: moderate to fast

Foliage: Medium green turning to yellow in fall. 6", dark green leaves.

Elevation (if known):

Water: Medium. High drought tolerance once established.

Soil : Deep soils, with neutral ph. Well-drained.

Sun: Full

Comments: SLV is not susceptible to Dutch Elm disease. Tolerates wind. Good replacement for problem Siberian Elm.

Warnings: Leaf beetles, elm scale. Extensive, shallow root system.

Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? yes

Street Tree? yes   Street Tree Conditions: In appropirate locations. May damage sidewalks when confined.

CO/NM native? no   Native to: E North America

Known Locations:

Information Sources: Salida, CO, Tree Guide; Alamosa Tree Board