American Elm (Ulmus americana 'Ascendes')

Common names:
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Water Preferences: Mesic
Pollinators: Wind

Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jul 30, 2019 10:12 AM

This was an old cultivar that was an upright form that grew about 4 to 5 times as tall as wide with the branches high up on the trunk. However, it is not grown anymore due to susceptibility to Dutch Elm Disease. I can't remember ever seeing this cultivar, and I remember many American Elms in my youngers days of the 1950's & 60's & 70's. I'll take a look in Morton Arboretum in northeast IL and see if they preserved one somehow.

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