Ulmus americana ~ American Elm-ServeScape
Ulmus americana ~ American Elm-ServeScape
Ulmus americana ~ American Elm-ServeScape
Ulmus americana ~ American Elm-ServeScape
Ulmus americana ~ American Elm-ServeScape

American Elm

Ulmus americana

Regular price$11.19
  • We currently have 0 in stock.
  • Inventory on the way
  • Guaranteed locally grown
  • Delivery ONLY to Metro Atlanta & Athens within 5-7 business days
  • Pickup in 3-5 business days from our Switchyard in Chamblee
           (Mon & Fri 3pm-6pm - 3708 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA)
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Planning to install this tree yourself? We recommend a size 15 Gallon or smaller for do it yourself installations. These small sizes do not require any offloading equipment!
Trees that are sized by height or caliper are delivered with a large root ball wrapped in burlap. They require heavy equipment to install. We recommend working with a contractor for installation! They can also provide the equipment necessary for offloading the tree upon delivery. We will coordinate delivery with you so that your contractor has equipment ready upon your trees arrival! OR check the box below for ServeScape to provide offloading equipment for an additional fee.

American Elm is a tall native vase-shaped deciduous tree with a broad rounded crown.  The rough dark green leaves are toothed with asymmetrical bases and turn an undistinguished yellow in fall.  Inconspicuous green flowers bloom in spring before the foliage and give way to papery wing-like seed pods that mature mid-spring.  Grows best with full sun and rich well-drained soils. Tolerates light shade.

Ulmus americana is host plant for several butterfly species, including: the Painted Lady, Eastern Comma, Mourning Cloak, Question Mark Butterfly, and the Red Spotted Purple Butterfly.




Eastern N. America; GA Native


60’ - 80’


40’ - 70’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

2 - 9


Full Sun

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Season of Interest:


MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance.  Elms are susceptible to Dutch Elm disease and phloem necrosis, which is fatal,  and wetwood which causes dieback.  Other potential issues include wilts, rots, canker, leaf spots as well as pests such as miners, borers, and scale. 

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland Gardens, Rock GardensPonds and Streams, and Shade Tree.

COMPANION PLANTS: Eastern Redbud, Dogwood, Musclewood

IMAGES: MsactLarge American Elm Tree, New Haven, CT - June 10, 2017CC BY-SA 4.0, (2) Matt Lavin from Bozeman, Montana, USA, Ulmus americana (5101983801)CC BY-SA 2.0, (3) Photo by cultivar413151029 011 Fifth Ave at 104th St - Ulmus americana American Elm, (4) Melissa McMasters from Memphis, TN, United States, American elm (25649945402)CC BY 2.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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