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The mighty American elm with its distinctive vase shape and strong branches earns the popular vote as the perfect tree. While the wild form is dying out from Dutch elm disease, a host of new selections are being released that show improved resistance to this disease. New varieties of Chinese, or lacebark, elm combine the best of the American elm's graceful shape with lacy foliage and showy bark. Cultivars of the Siberian elm survive the rigorous conditions of the Plains and Mountain states.

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Elm Tree

The mighty American elm with its distinctive vase shape and strong branches earns the popular vote as the perfect tree. While the wild form is dying out from Dutch elm disease, a host of new selections are being released that show improved resistance to this disease. New varieties of Chinese, or lacebark, elm combine the best of the American elm's graceful shape with lacy foliage and showy bark. Cultivars of the Siberian elm survive the rigorous conditions of the Plains and Mountain states.

genus name
  • Ulmus
light
  • Sun
plant type
  • Tree
height
  • 20 feet or more
width
  • To 50 feet wide, depending on type
season features
problem solvers
zones
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
propagation

Elm Tree

The mighty American elm with its distinctive vase shape and strong branches earns the popular vote as the perfect tree. While the wild form is dying out from Dutch elm disease, a host of new selections are being released that show improved resistance to this disease. New varieties of Chinese, or lacebark, elm combine the best of the American elm's graceful shape with lacy foliage and showy bark. Cultivars of the Siberian elm survive the rigorous conditions of the Plains and Mountain states.

genus name
  • Ulmus
light
  • Sun
plant type
  • Tree
height
  • 20 feet or more
width
  • To 50 feet wide, depending on type
season features
problem solvers
zones
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
propagation

More varieties for Elm

American elm

(Ulmus americana) is a stately tree with golden fall color. It can reach more than 100 feet tall and wide. Zones 3-9

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