Plant Library

Elm Prairie Expedition

Common Name: Elm

Botanical Name: Ulmus americana 'Lewis & Clark'

Variety: Prairie Expedition

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Bloom Time: N/A

Zone: 3 to 9

Exposure: Full Sun

Mature Height: 55'

Mature Width: 60'

Notes: Incredibly tough and cold hardy, this American elm native selection is a lone survivor among elm trees that died of Dutch elm disease near Fargo, ND. Displaying a high resistance to the disease, it averages three to four feet of growth annually. Dark green foliage on the classic elm vase shaped canopy will provide quick shade in a variety of locations from cold prairies to harsh urban environments. Hardy to USDA Zone 2b.