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Cultural Details for Ulmus americana 'Valley Forge'

Common Name:
Valley Forge American Elm

Growth Rate:
Once established, as much as 3' per year. 26' tall and 30' wide by 12 years. Classic American elm form: upright, arching, broadly vase-shaped with full, dense leaf canopy.

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Flower Details:

Fruit Details:

Fall Color:
yellow fall color

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Highest level of Dutch Elm Disease tolerance, tolerant to air pollution, drought and poor soil conditions.

Native Habitat:

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
Adaptable to a wide variety of soil conditions. American elms tolerate deicing salts, drought, poor soil conditions, air pollution and range of pH's. Zones 5-7

This plant was blooming:
3/11/2010 - 3/22/2010

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.