Hybrid Elm (Ulmus 'Frontier')

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Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 30 to 40 feet
Plant Spread: 20 to 30 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Shade Tree
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Parentage: Ulmus carpinifolia x Ulmus parvifolia

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jul 30, 2019 11:17 AM

This is another hybrid elm species ( the Smoothleaf Elm of Europe with the Lacebark Elm of East Asia) being recommended for being a good tree with good resistance to the Dutch Elm Disease and to Elm Yellows. The small leaves are lustrous dark green and can develop a good red-purple fall color. It is supposed to be sort of vase-shaped with a stiff, rounded crown. It is a USDA introduction.

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