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Ulmus davidiana var. japonica 'Emerald Sunshine'

Previously known as:

  • Ulmus propinqua 'JFS-Bieberich'
Description

Emerald Sunshine® Elm is a cultivar bread to be insect, diseases, heat, drought, and wind-resistant.  It has strong wood, an erect, vase-shaped form and leaves that start out coppery bronze but mature to glossy deep green.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Aphids, borers, beetles, and scale.  Disease problems included Armillaria, Phytophthora, root rot, sooty mold and verticillium.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ulmus
    Species:
    propinqua
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts birds and squirrels.
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Elm leaf beetle and Japanese Beetle. Dutch Elm Disease and Phloem Necrosis.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 20 ft. 0 in. - 35 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Rounded
    Vase
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Spring
    Fruit Type:
    Samara
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Green brown 1/4"-1/2" winged seed in spring. Fruits can cause a litter issue.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Winter
    Flower Description:
    Inconspicuous green red flowers appear in winter. Perfect flowers (both male and female in each flower).
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Obovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    New leaves are coppery bronze, mature to deep green obovate
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Dark Gray
    Surface/Attachment:
    Exfoliating
    Furrowed
    Ridges
    Bark Description:
    Dark brown-gray exfoliating furrowed and ridged.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Lawn
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Design Feature:
    Shade Tree
    Street Tree
    Attracts:
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Diseases
    Drought
    Heat
    Insect Pests
    Wind
    Problems:
    Messy