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Plant Name:

American Elm

Scientific Name:

Ulmus americana


American Elm is a large deciduous tree with a vase-shaped crown and serrated leaves.


Floodplains, bottomlands, moist areas


Provides habitat and food for a variety of wildlife species, including birds and small mammals. The seeds are consumed by birds and small mammals.

Growing Conditions:

Thrives in well-drained soil in full sun.


American Elm has been widely used as a shade tree and for its wood in various applications.

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Fun Facts:

American Elm was once a dominant tree species in North American forests, but its population has been greatly affected by Dutch elm disease. Efforts are underway to restore and preserve this iconic tree species.

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