The American Elm (Ulmus americana ‘Princeton’) was once extremely common in the American landscape before Dutch elm disease killed most of the straight species.  Many resistant cultivars have been found including the cultivar ‘Princeton’ which we grow.  American Elm has an upright spreading habit and trees planted along boulevards will meet to form a cathedral ceiling-like archway.  The 3-6 inch long leathery dark green leaves turn a rich yellow color in autumn.

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Mature Height

  • 60-80 ft high and 30-50 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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