SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, Louisiana State Arboretum - Ville Platte, LA, Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA, San Antonio Botanic Garden - San Antonio, TX, Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA
Branches don't droop and resist breakage. Will grow on wet or dry sites and adapts well to urban environments.
Native to Southeastern United States.
Conical, Rounded or Vase Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 45 - 65 feet.
Width: 30 - 40 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.
Leaves Elliptic, Green, Golden or Yellow or Orange, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. green. Flowers in Fall. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown Samara, Very Small to Small (Under 0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Winter or Spring.
Bark Red or Brown to Gray, Furrowed or Ridged.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Leaves.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Wet but Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Scales and Mites, Armillaria, Verticillium Wilt, Dutch Elm Disease and Powdery Mildew.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Fire Resistance is Favorable.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Shade Tree, Buffer Strip or Street Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Ulmus alata Tree Record." 1995-2021. Jan 21, 2021.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/ulmus-alata >