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Ulmus serotina

September elm, Red elm

Ulmaceae (Elm Family)

USDA Symbol: ULSE

USDA Native Status:

Sometimes cultivated but highly susceptible to Dutch elm disease. Ulmus serotina is found infrequently outside of Tennessee.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Oblong , Obovate
Leaf Venation: Pinnate
Leaf Margin: Double-serrate
Leaf Apex: Acuminate
Leaf Base: Oblique
Inflorescence: Raceme
Fruit Type: Samara
Fruit:
Size Class: 36-72 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , GA , IL , KY , MS , OK , TN

Benefit

Use 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

Propagation

Propagation Material: Root Cuttings , Seeds

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Ulmus serotina in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ulmus serotina in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ulmus serotina

Metadata

Record Modified: 2011-08-21
Research By: DEW

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