Ulmus americana

American Elm

Photo courtesy of Prides Corner Farms

  • Smooth, oval leaves
  • Vase-like shape
  • Rust colored fall leaves
  • Provides food for birds
Great Foliage
Great Foliage
Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Songbirds
Attracts Songbirds
Average Water
Average Water
Dry Soil
Dry Soil
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Thrives in average to moist, well drained soil

Can adapt to wet or dry soil

Pruning recommended to improve structure and vigor

Remove dead/broken branches to prevent decay-producing fungi

Height: 60-80 ft
Spread: 40-70 ft
Price Level 1: $59.99 ~#3
Bloom Color:
Zone: 2-9

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Native
  • Specimen
  • Great Foliage
  • Fall Color


  • Full Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Dry Soil
  • Average Water