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Umbrella Smoothleaf Elm*

Ulmus carpinifolia 'Umbraculifera'

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Umbrella Smoothleaf Elm (Ulmus carpinifolia 'Umbraculifera') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Umbrella Smoothleaf Elm

Umbrella Smoothleaf Elm

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Umbrella Smoothleaf Elm (Ulmus carpinifolia 'Umbraculifera') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Umbrella Smoothleaf Elm fruit

Umbrella Smoothleaf Elm fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

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

Height:  25 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Description:

This form is usually grafted as a standard to form a small rounded or arching tree with dense branching; may reach thirty feet in height; fruits are create added interest

Ornamental Features

Umbrella Smoothleaf Elm has dark green foliage throughout the season. The serrated pointy leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Umbrella Smoothleaf Elm is a deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. 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. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects
  • Disease

Umbrella Smoothleaf Elm is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent

Planting & Growing

Umbrella Smoothleaf Elm will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. 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 is a selection of a native North American species.

 

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

 
 
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