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Winged Elm


General Properties

Plant Name: Ulmus alata - Winged Elm
Common Names: Winged Elm, Wahoo, Cork Elm, Small Leaf Elm
Plant Type: Deciduous Tree,tree
Origin: N/a
Native To: FL, AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MS, MO, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA
Family: Ulmaceae
Height (ft): 70
Growth: Medium
Hardiness Zones: 6-9
Salt Tolerance: Low
Drought: High
Soil pH: Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type: Wide
Soil Drainage: Moist, Well Drained
Light: Medium,high
Nutrition: Medium

Flower & Leaf Properties

Flower Property: Bell-shaped,inconspicuous,insignificant
Flower Color: Brown, Green, Red
Foliage Color: Green, Yellow
Leaf Property: Simple, Alternate, Elliptic
Leaf Texture: Medium
Season: Spring

Other Properties

Uses: Shade Tree, Specimen Tree, Fall Color, Street Tree, Parking Lot Islands
Propagate: Seeds, Cuttings
Fruit: Flat, Brown, Elliptic Samara
Problems: Susceptible To Dutch Elm Disease Which Can Kill The Tree, Powdery Mildew, Mites, Scale
Notes: Interesting corky, wing-like projections on twigs and branches. Is hurricane wind resistant. Prune regularly at an early age to encourage a single trunk.
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