SelecTree: Tree Detail
PRINCETON AMERICAN ELM
Ulmus americana 'Princeton'
Photo Locations: Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX
Branches don't droop but are susceptible to breakage. Tolerates some shade.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 50 - 65 feet.
Width: 40 - 50 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.
Leaves Elliptic, Green, Golden or Yellow or Orange, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. green. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown or Mostly Green Samara, 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, Armillaria, Phloem Necrosis, Canker and Leaf Spot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Fire Resistance is Favorable.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Buffer Strip or Street Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Ulmus americana 'Princeton' Tree Record." 1995-2020. Oct 27, 2020.
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