Ulmus serotina Sarg.
September elm, Red elm
Ulmaceae (Elm Family)
USDA Symbol: ULSE
Sometimes cultivated but highly susceptible to Dutch elm disease. Ulmus serotina is found infrequently outside of Tennessee.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Oblong , Obovate
Leaf Venation: Pinnate
Leaf Margin: Double-serrate
Leaf Apex: Acuminate
Leaf Base: Oblique
Fruit Type: Samara
Size Class: 36-72 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
BenefitUse Ornamental: Before the outbreak of Dutch elm disease, September elm had limited popularity as a shade-tree in the southern part of its range.
Interesting Foliage: yes
PropagationPropagation Material: Root Cuttings , Seeds
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Ulmus serotina in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ulmus serotina in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ulmus serotina
MetadataRecord Modified: 2011-08-21
Research By: DEW