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PRINCETON AMERICAN ELM
Ulmus americana 'Princeton'

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Photo Locations: Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX

General Notes

Branches don't droop but are susceptible to breakage. Tolerates some shade.

Family: Ulmaceae

Tree Characteristics

Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 50 - 65 feet.

Width: 40 - 50 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.

Leaves Elliptic, Green, Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Green. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown or Mostly Green Winged Seed, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Spring Wildlife use it.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 11 and 14 - 21.

USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun.

Wet but Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Dutch Elm Disease. Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Borer, Mites and Scales, Phloem Necrosis, Canker and Leaf Spot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Fire Resistance is Favorable.

Attracts Birds.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Buffer Strip or Street Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Ulmus americana 'Princeton' Tree Record." 1995-2017. Aug 16, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/ulmus-americana-princeton >

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