American Elm – Hastings (Ulmus americana Hastings, NE source)

American Elm – Hastings is a source of American Elm seed that is collected from a lone tree in in Hastings, NE. that exhibits resistance to Dutch Elm disease, as American Elms around it succumbed to the disease.  It is a medium to large shade tree with a vase-shaped, broad rounded crown. Insignificant flowers appear in March or April and bloom before the leaves emerge. The flowers develop into single-seeded wafer-like samaras. The dark green, ovate-elliptic leaves are rough to the touch and turn a dull yellow in the fall. American Elm – Hastings has tolerance against drought, juglone from Black Walnut, urban conditions, and air pollution. It also is great habitat for birds and other wildlife and is a larval host to many butterfly species.

NATIVE RANGE

 

Map courtesy of the USDA-NRCS Plant Database.

 

 

Additional information

Scientific Name

Ulmus americana

Height

60-80'

Spread

40-70'

Foliage

Dark green, rough

Zone

2-9

Fall Foliage

Yellow

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