Ulmus americana 'Jefferson'

Jefferson Elm

Jefferson provides a spreading umbrella of shade in a variety of site conditions. Selected as a 70 year old tree on the National Mall and introduced by the National Arboretum, Jefferson has impressed as a young tree with sturdy branching and handsome foliage.

Category: Large shade tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 4 to 8
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Color: Yellow
Bark: Smooth, light to reddish gray when young, becoming dark gray and fissured with age
Texture: Medium
Shape: Umbrella shaped crown
Mature Size: 60-70' tall by 50' wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Adaptability: Adaptable to a wide variety of soil conditions and pH. Tolerates numerous environmental stresses including drought, air polution & deicing salts
Native Habitat: Native to a large range east of the Rocky Mountains, USA