Ulmus americana 'Valley Forge'

American Elm

Tips for Homeowners:

Prune only when dormant between December and March.

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A fast-growing tree with excellent disease resistance and that makes a great shade tree for the landscape.

  • Rapid growth can be unruly when young
  • Eventually matures to a broad, vase-shaped tree
  • Yellow fall color

Best used in a large yard or park.

Height: 60-70 ft
Spread: 50-60 ft
Zone: 5-9
Color: Green

Interesting Notes about American Elm:

The American Elm is a large tree that adapts very well in both wet or dry sites which speaks highly of its durability.  What adds to its toughness is its excellent resistance to Dutch Elm Disease.  This tree has a nice vase-like habit and adapts well to extremes of soil pH, heat and wind.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Disease Resistant
  • Fall Color
  • Low Maintenance
  • Specimen
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Heat Tolerant

Foliage Color:

  • Green
  • Yellow


  • Full Sun


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water