Latin: Ulmus americana
Other common names: American elm, white elm, water elm, soft elm
Mature Height: 100 ft.
Soil / Climate: Grows in most soils, most commonly bottomlands and floodplains, but can also thrive in well drained soils. The American elm is an extremely hardy tree that can withstand winter temperatures as low as −44 F and if not affected by Elm disease, can live up to several 100 years. It is easily transplanted.
Notes: The American Elm is highly susceptible to Dutch elm disease.
In years past, the American elm was used widely as a shade tree because of it fast growth and graceful broad and wide looking form.