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Family Name:        Ulmaceae  =  Elm  Family
Scientific Name: previous scientific nameUlmus  americana  next scientific name      plant name pronunciation
Common Name:   American Elm
USDA Forest Service Silvics (tree culture)   
     
1  Ulmusamer_AAA02
2  Ulmusamer_AAD02b_LittleAt
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3  Ulmusamer_AF02_Jun9_1965
4  Ulmusamer_AF03b_Jun18
5  Ulmusamer_AF05_Feb28
6  Ulmusamer_BA03b
7  Ulmusamer_HT05_Dec20
8  Ulmusamer_LF03b_Sep6
9  Ulmusamer_LF05_May28
10  Ulmusamer_LF07_May28
11  Ulmusamer_OF02_Apr5
12  Ulmusamer_PR06_Apr18
13  Ulmusamer_PR04_Apr18
14  Ulmusamer_PR17_May28
15  Ulmusamer_SA01b_Oct6
16  UlmusamerAugustine_AF02_S
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Picture Notes:  Picture 16 is Ulmus americana cv. Augustine

More Information:                                

Distribution:  Newfoundland to Florida, west to foot of Rocky Mountains.

Synonyms:  

Hardiness Zone:  USDA Zones 3-9       (view USDA zone map)

Size:   60-80 ft. tall, with a spread of 30-50 ft.

Form:   Deciduous tree. Upright, gracefully vase-shaped, with wide-spreading branches.

Bark:   

Stem/Bud:   Buds are often at an angle, and appear terminal, but are not.

Leaves:   Leaves are alternate, simple, ovate-oblong, 3-6 inches long, with an acuminate tip, double serrate margin, and an oblique base, coarse in texture.

Fall Color:   Fall color is yellow.

Flower:   Plants are polygamo-monoecious. Flowers are greenish-red, not showy, in March or April.

Fruit:   Fruit is a samara fringed with hairs, l/2 inch long, maturing in late May-June.

Uses:   Street tree, specimen. Salt tolerant.

Problems:   Click here   to view problems.   Dutch elm disease reached the United States in 1930, in a shipment of elm logs from Europe, and has spread to 41 States from coast to coast.

Culture:   

Links:   

Notes:   Dutch elm disease reached the United States in 1930, in a shipment of elm logs from Europe, and has spread to 41 States from coast to coast.

Notes 2:   Shade tree. Native to Michigan.

Notes 3:   

Cultivars:   

                 *  'Augustine' =   Augustine American Elm
                                 [ Same size as species, 60 to 80 ft. but with a spread of about 1/4
                                  or 1/3 the height, so very columnar. Excellent fall color.
                                  Susceptible to the Dutch Elm disease. ]



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