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American Elm (Ulmus americana)

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    Credit: James, WilliamAlternative namesWilliam James Sr. (One of James' two sons, William Horace or Norman, may have taken the photograph)Date of birth/deathFebruary 10, 1866November 18, 1948Location of birth/deathWalsall, EnglandToronto, CanadaWork locationToronto, Ontario, Canada |
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Ulmus Americana, or more commonly know as American Elm, is a tree with green foliage and green flowers of the genus Ulmus. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 120 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring and summer, blooms during early spring and is somewhat tolerant of shade. Ulmus Americana or American Elm's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Ulmus
  • Family: Ulmaceae
  • Order: Urticales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Tree
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FAC FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW-) 2(FACW) 3(FACW-) 4(FAC) 5(FAC) 6(FAC) 8(FAC)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • C:N Ratio: High
  • Coppice Potential: Yes
  • Fall Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Green
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Dense
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Coarse
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Brown
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Single Stem
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 50
  • Height Mature (feet): 120
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Moderate
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: Yes
  • Shape and Orientation: Erect
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: Low
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
  • Cold Stratification Required: Yes
  • Drought Tolerance: Medium
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Fire Tolerance: Low
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 80
  • Hedge Tolerance: None
  • Moisture Use: High
  • pH (Minimum): 5.5
  • pH (Maximum): 8
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 300
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 800
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 15
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 60
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 42
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Intermediate
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -43
  • Bloom Period: Early Spring
  • Commercial Availability: Routinely Available
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: High
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: Yes
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: Yes
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: Yes
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 68000
  • Seed Spread Rate: Rapid
  • Seedling Vigor: Medium
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: Slow




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