Ulmus americana -American elm


American elm - Ulmus americana

Family: Ulmaceae

Form: Typical vase-shape

Bark: Ridged, but irregular in pattern. When the bark is sectioned, reddish-brown layers are alternated with white / tan layers

Twigs / Buds: Twigs have conspicious zig-zag pattern. Buds are brown and glabrous

Leaves: Inequalateral base, oblong-ovate to elliptical, margin doubly serrate, leaf surface smooth to slightly scabrous

Fruit: Single seeded samara maturing in the spring, notched at apex

Other: Intermediate tolerance. Susceptible to Dutch elm disease

American elm leaf

American elm flowers

Range of American elm



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