SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: The National Arboretum - Washington, DC and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA
General NotesSusceptible to Dutch Elm Disease.
Native to Southeastern Europe.
Erect, Spreading or Weeping and requires ample growing space.
Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 100 feet.
Width: 70 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity Greater than 150 years.
Leaves Ovate, Dark Green, Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Winter. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown or Mostly Green Winged Seed, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Winter or Spring.
Bark Dark Gray, Furrowed.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Dense out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 11 and 14 - 21.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers, Beetle Leaves and Scales, Dutch Elm Disease, Armillaria, Phytophthora, Root Rot, Sooty Mold and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Weak.
Root Damage Potential Rated as High.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Fire Resistance is Favorable.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Ulmus minor Tree Record." 1995-2019. Aug 23, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/ulmus-minor >