Ulmus americana ‘Jefferson’

(Jefferson Elm)


$249.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Jefferson’ elm reportedly has excellent resistance to Dutch elm disease. It was released by the National Park Service and Agricultural Research Service in 2005. It was reportedly cloned in 1993 from an elm on the National Mall in Washington D.C. that has survived since the 1930s. It typically grows to 50′ tall and as wide.

Description

Ulmus americana, commonly called American elm, is a medium to large deciduous tree, typically growing to 60-80’ (less frequently to 130’) tall with a vase-shaped, broad-rounded crown. It is native to eastern and central North America.  Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerant of light shade. Prefers rich, moist loams. Adapts to both wet and dry sites. Generally tolerant of urban conditions.

Additional information

Botanical Name

Ulmus americana 'Jefferson'

Common Name

Jefferson Elm

Deer Resistant

Yes

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Fall Color

Yellow to brown

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Height

40-50'

Water Needs

Wet to dry

Width

40-50'

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