Elm Overview

Description 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
Common Name Elm
Plant Type Tree
Light Sun
Height 20 to 20 feet
Width null to 50 feet
Season Features Colorful Fall Foliage, Winter Interest
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Propagation Stem Cuttings
Problem Solvers Drought Tolerant, Slope/Erosion Control

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

more ideas to improve your landscape

More Videos »

Was this page helpful?
Related Articles