American Elm (Ulmus americana)

(aka White Elm, Soft Elm, Water Elm)
This deciduous tree provides a great deal of shade due to its ability to grow up to 100 feet tall and its wide canopy. Although the grey bark and average size elliptical leaves are not well distinguished, you can identify it by the small purple flowers which bloom in February and March. It also bears a small fruit in the spring.

Attracts: Mourning Cloak,  and more

Color(s): Green, autumn yellow foliage

Sun Exposure: Full

Soil: Fertile, well-drained

Average Height: 100 ft.

Average Spread: 100 ft.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9

Note: Susceptible to Dutch elm disease

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Photo Credits:
Fred Miller

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