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Frontier Elm

Ulmus carpinifolia x U. parvofolia 'Frontier'

Fall Colors

Characteristics:
Broadleaf, deciduous tree with upright-pyramidal to oval shape and beautiful red-purple fall color.

Growing Conditions:
Sun to partial shade, grows best in moist, well-drained, fertile soil, but adapts to urban conditions.

Uses:
Used as a substitute for American Elm due to pest resistance.

Height:
40' at maturity

Width:
30' at maturity

Shape:
Broadly oval vase shape

Flowers:
Inconspicuous flowers that rarely show.

Leaves:
Lustrous, dark green leaves that turn beautiful reddish-purple to burgundy in fall.

Bark:
Ashy-gray with net-like ridge/fissure pattern.

Parents native to Europe, northern Africa and western Asia. Resistant to Dutch elm disease, Phloem Necrosis, and both elm leaf and Japanese beetles.