Elm (Ulmus 'Morton Glossy')

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Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
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 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Leaves: Deciduous
Uses: Shade Tree
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

a maturing younger tree in Grant Park

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Location: Chicago, IllinoisDate: 2010-08-16a maturing younger tree in Grant Park
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Location: Chicago, IllinoisDate: 2010-08-16a planted row of maturing trees
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Location: Chicago, IllinoisDate: 2010-08-16foliage
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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jun 21, 2018 3:50 PM

This cultivar is of some different crosses of selections of the Japanese Elm (Ulmus japonicus), which is also native to China, and may have a tiny bit of Siberian Elm in the mix. It was released into the nursery trade in 1998 from Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL, to be another better form of Asiatic elm that does not get Dutch Elm Disease, and it does not also get Elm yellows Disease either. Dr. George Ware headed up the elm selection program at Morton Arboretum a good number of years. For an Asiatic elm it has larger leaves, which are lustrous and darker green. (A number of Asiatic elms have small leaves and are rather twiggy and are not as good looking as many American or European Elms.)

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