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WINGED ELM
Ulmus alata

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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

General Notes

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.

Family: Ulmaceae

Tree Characteristics

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.

Drought tolerant.

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 >

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