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Ulmus x 'Cathedral' is often confused with:
Ulmus pumila Ulmus pumila
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Ulmus 'Homestead'
Ulmus americana Full Form
Tilia americana Tilia americana

Ulmus x 'Cathedral'

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ULM-us
Description

Cathedral Elm is a hybrid developed at the University of Wisconsin by crossing Japanese Elm with Siberian Elm (Ulmus pumila). It has a spreading vase-like shape, with good resistance to Dutch elm disease, elm leaf beetle and other leaf-cutting insects. It requires regular pruning during the first 15 years to develop a sound structure.

Cathedral Elm is tolerant of various soil types, pH ranges, pollution and salt. Use as a street or shade tree.

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#sun#deciduous#shade tree#drought tolerant#tree#street tree#fast growing#spreading#resistant to Dutch Elm Disease#poor soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ulmus
    Family:
    Ulmaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
    Dimensions:
    Height: 50 ft. 0 in. - 80 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 40 ft. 0 in. - 60 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
    Vase
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Large green leaves with good fall color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Design Feature:
    Shade Tree
    Street Tree