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Ulmus carpinifolia

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Description

Smoothleaf Elm has limited resistants to Dutch elm disease and elm leaf beetles and is rarely offered in the nursery trade. It needs full sun and is adaptable to a wide range of soil and pH types including salt, but prefers moist fertile soils with good drainage. The mature shape is oval with a straight trunk and slender ascending branches. Best if pruned in September to October.

 

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Variegata
Tags:
#sun#deciduous#shade tree#tree#street tree
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Variegata
Tags:
#sun#deciduous#shade tree#tree#street tree
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ulmus
    Species:
    carpinifolia
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Ascending
    Oval
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Raceme
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Doubly Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    2 to 4 in. alternate, simple leaves; modest yellow fall color
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    brown pubescent stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Design Feature:
    Shade Tree
    Street Tree
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Salt