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Sapporo Autumn Gold Elm*

Ulmus 'Sapporo Autumn Gold'

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Sapporo Autumn Gold Elm (Ulmus 'Sapporo Autumn Gold') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Sapporo Autumn Gold Elm

Sapporo Autumn Gold Elm

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  50 feet

Spread:  40 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3


A stately shade tree with a vase-shaped habit reminiscent of the American elm yet highly resistant to Dutch Elm Disease, dense branching habit, glossy dark green leaves emerge with a reddish tint; very fast growing

Ornamental Features

Sapporo Autumn Gold Elm has attractive dark green foliage which emerges red in spring. The serrated pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding gold in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Sapporo Autumn Gold Elm is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sapporo Autumn Gold Elm is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Sapporo Autumn Gold Elm will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 40 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 7 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 90 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Foliage Color  Fall Color 
Ornamental Features