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Ulmus glabra 'Horizontalis'

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ULM-us GLAY-bruh
Description

Tabletop Elm is a small tree with horizontal branches and weeping branchlets. It is usually grafted onto a standard stock and the crown shape can vary from being evenly spreading, spreading to one side in a fan-shape manner or being more weeping. It prefers full sun in moist well-drained loam but is adaptable to other soil types.

Pests: Dutch elm disease

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ulmus
    Species:
    glabra
    Family:
    Ulmaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Grafting
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 20 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Spreading
    Weeping
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • 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:
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    12-24 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Green
    Fruit Type:
    Samara
    Fruit Description:
    The fruit is a one-seeded winged fruit 3/4 - 1 inch long, borne on a short stalk. Fruits are flat, pale green, hairless, with a notch at the tip and are borne in dense clusters.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    tiny pale green flowers with no petals borne in clusters in early spring before the leaves.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    3-6 inch long leaves are short-stalked and oval with a pointed tip and asymmetrical base.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Gray
    Bark Description:
    The bark is grey and smooth and develops rugged vertical grooves with age.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Design Feature:
    Shade Tree
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Wet Soil
    Wind