SelecTree: Tree Detail

ENGLISH ELM
Ulmus procera

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Photo Locations: San Jose State University - San Jose, CA and Sacramento, CA

General Notes

Smog tolerant. Susceptible to Dutch Elm Disease.

Native to Europe.

Family: Ulmaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.

Rounded or Spreading Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 130 feet.

Width: 50 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.

Longevity Greater than 150 years.

Leaves Ovate, Dark Green, Golden or Yellow or Orange, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Winter. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown or Mostly Green Samara, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Spring.

Bark Dark Gray, Furrowed.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 11 and 14 - 21.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

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 procera Tree Record." 1995-2020. Dec 5, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/ulmus-procera >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.