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Plant Details

Ulmus americana

American Elm, White Elm

Scientific Name:

Ulmus americana

Common Name:

American Elm, White Elm

Plant Family

Ulmaceae (Elm Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Deciduous Tree

Bloom Color(s):

green

Size in Feet:

100

Light:

shade to sun

Soil Moisture:

mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

January - March

Bloom Area:

Coast, Piedmont, Mountains

Specimen tree of America Elm

Decimated by the Dutch Elm disease in the mid 1900s, American Elms are nonetheless common in North Carolina. "In our area, the effects of the disease appear to have been mild or nonexistent, especially in natural areas." (Weakley Flora) American Elm grows in swamps, bottomland forests, and open wet areas with rich soil.

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Charley Winterbauer, Wilmington, May 2011

Leaves

The leaves have an uneven base, toothed margins and come to a short point.

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Charley Winterbauer

Bark

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Charley Winterbauer

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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