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Princeton Elm

Ulmus americana 'Princeton'

Characteristics:
Deep green foliage and an upright vase shape characterize this stately street tree.

Growing Conditions:
Sun. Adaptable to a wide variety of soil conditions and pH. American elms tolerate numerous environmental stresses including deicing salts, drought, and air pollution.

Uses:
A great dutch elm disease resistant elm for the urban landscape.

Height:
65' at maturity

Width:
50 at maturity

Shape:
Upright vase shaped

Flowers:
Non-showy, small greenish red flowers in fascicles of 3 or 4 appear in spring before the foliage emerges.

Leaves:
Dark green leaves emerge turning yellow in autumn

Bark:
Smooth, light to reddish gray in young trees and becoming dark grey and fissured in older trees

Originally selected from 1922 by William Fiemer for it's dense symmetrical upright form and dark green foliage, it has since proven to be one of the best American elms for resisting the attack of Dutch elm disease.