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Plant Details

Ulmus alata

Winged Elm

Scientific Name:

Ulmus alata

Genus:

Ulmus

Species Epithet:

alata

Common Name:

Winged Elm

Plant Type

Tree

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Ulmaceae (Elm Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

36-72 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Green, Brown

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

Feb, March

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Rock outcrops, dry and mesic forests and woodlands, bottomlands, old fields, disturbed areas. In NC, generally common and widespread in the Piedmont (except in the foothills), and the western half of the Coastal Plain. Infrequent in the Sandhills and in much of the central and eastern Coastal Plain, and essentially absent east of Bertie, Martin, and Jones counties. Rare to uncommon in the southern half of the mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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