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American Elm

The American Elm (Ulmus americana) is a majestic deciduous tree native to North America, known for its graceful arching branches and distinct vase-shaped crown.

Typical Uses

These trees are often planted for their ornamental beauty, providing ample shade in parks, residential areas, and along streets. They have historically been valued for their strong wood used in furniture and flooring.


Establishment and Care Instructions

Plant American Elms in well-drained soil and in areas with full sun exposure. Regular watering, especially during dry periods, is essential for its initial growth. Pruning should be done in late winter or early spring to maintain a healthy shape. Protect against Dutch Elm Disease by using disease-resistant cultivars and maintaining overall tree health.


Special Features and Usage

These trees offer a stunning display of yellow fall foliage and can grow to impressive heights, providing excellent shade and natural beauty to landscapes. Their strong wood makes them ideal for woodworking projects and historically, they were used for making wagon wheels and furniture.


Soil Moisture

Well Drained

Light Requirement

Full Sun

Water Use



Spring, Winter


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