American Elm - Ulmus americana

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A large stately fast growing vase shaped spreading tree with rough toothed dark green foliage. Great as a large street or shade tree. Provides brilliant yellow Fall Colour. Native to many parts of North America. Tolerant of most urban situations and air pollutants.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Green
Landscape Uses: 
Barrier
Hedge
Dry Areas
Specimen
Garden Styles: 
Edible
Traditional
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
50'+
Spread: 
20'+
Flower Colors: 
Green
Red
Flower Seasons: 
Spring
Special Features: 
Fall Colour
Winter Interest
Growth Habits: 
Round
Upright
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 3
Average: 4.3 (7 votes)

Water regularly as needed. Feed in spring with an all purpose fertilizer prior to new spring growth. Eliminate weak crossing branches when the tree is young to promote a strong branching framework and potential weak point when older. Prune broken or damaged limbs. 

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