The Accolade Elms (Ulmus japonica x wilsoniana’ Morton’) are complex hybrids developed after the introduction of Dutch Elm Disease in order to save the species. Accolade Elm is characterized by arching limbs and a graceful vase shape like that of the classic American Elm. Its glossy dark green foliage changes to yellow in the fall. This fine cultivar derives from an outstanding specimen tree growing at Morton Arboretum. Heat and drought resistant.

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Mature Height

  • 50-60 ft high and 30-40 ft wide.

Sun Preference

  • Full sun to light shade

Soil Requirements

  • Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerant of light shade. Prefers rich, moist loams. Adapts to both wet and dry sites. Generally tolerant of urban conditions.




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