Ulmus americana ‘Princeton’

(Princeton American Elm)


Hardiness Zones:

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

Quick Overview:

‘Princeton’ reportedly has excellent resistance to Dutch elm disease and is currently being planted. It was developed by Princeton Nurseries in 1922, which was about 10 years prior to the time when the Dutch elm fungal infection first came to the U.S. ‘Princeton’ typically grows to 50-70′ tall.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)


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.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Additional information

Botanical Name

Ulmus americana 'Princeton'

Common Name

Princeton American Elm


100 gallon

Deer Resistant


Evergreen or Deciduous


Fall Color

Yellow to brown

Hardiness Zone

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





Water Needs

Wet to dry

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