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Smoothleaf Elm Ulmus carpinifolia

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