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Ulmus americana L.American Elm

Zone 2

Description

Growth Rate: Moderate

Height: 15 m (50 ft)

Spread: 10 m (33 ft)

Life span: 50-90 years

Why Plant It?

  • Distinctive vase-shaped canopy makes elms excellent shade trees

Likes

  • Full sun
  • Well-drained soil

Dislikes

  • Compacted soil
  • Standing water

Insects

Elm Bark Beetles**
Spiny Elm Caterpillar
Agromyzid Elm Leafminer
Fenusa Elm Leafminer
Woolly Elm Aphid

Disease

Dutch Elm Disease**

**Not yet found in Grande Prairie

Last updated: 9/11/2013 12:35:14 PM