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Parks & Recreation

Princeton American Elm

Common Name:  Princeton American Elm         

Scientific Name: Ulmus americana ‘Princeton’

Location: Two in Spalding Circle

Size: 3 inches diameter at breast height

Princeton American Elm, "Ulmus americana ‘Princeton’" location on map

Native to: Cultivar of North American Elm

This tree typically grows to:  50 to 70 feet tall and 30 to 50 feet wide

This tree prefers these conditions:  Full sun and medium to moist soils.

Special about this tree:  

  • Mainly resistant to Dutch Elm Disease
  • Mature tree develops graceful vase shape
  • Leaves are 5-inch dark green ovals, with sharp points and toothed edges.
  • Seeds grow in clusters of flat pods.
  • Insignificant yellow fall color