Washington American Elm
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Medium to fast 10-12' in 5 years; this rate of growth is common for many elmsMature Height - 70-80'Mature Width - 30-55'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Perfect, greenish red, in fascicles of 3 or 4, March, interesting but not showyFruit - Rounded, notched, disc-shaped samara, ½" long, maturing in May through June, not ornamental, greenish, but may have reddish tinge, fringed with hairsLeaf - Fall Color - Yellow in fall; great variation in intensity of fall colorationBark - Dark gray with broad, deep, intersecting ridges, or often scaly; outer bark in cross section shows layers of a whitish-buff color alternating with thicker dark layersOther Features - Good glossy foliagePossible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Easily transplanted; prefers rich, moist soils but grows well under a variety of conditions; in the wild the tree inhabits wet flats where standing water may accumulate in the spring and fall; prune in fall; pH tolerant; shows good soil salt toleranceNative Habitat - Newfoundland to Florida, west to the foot of the Rockies. Naturally found in bottomlands, floodplains, swamp forests, ravines and rich woodlands. Introduced 1752.Diseases and Insects - Selected for crown resistance to Dutch elm diseaseStrength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Elm.- Other plants of the family Ulmaceae.- Other plants of the genus Ulmus.- Other plants of the species Ulmus americana.