Ulmus 'Vanguard™'

Vanguard Elm

'Morton Plainsman'

Tips for Homeowners:

Prune only when dormant between December and March.

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A fast-growing tree with waxy leaves and vase-like growth habit is a great shade tree for the landscape.

  • Upright-vase shape
  • Waxy, lustrous leaves
  • Performs well in the Great Plains

Best used in a large yard or park.

Height: 40-50 ft
Spread: 30-40 ft
Zone: 4-7
Color: Green

Interesting Notes about Vanguard Elm:

Vanguard Elm is a fast-growing 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 and good resistance to the elm leaf beetle.  Good heat and drought resistance plus it adapts well to soil pH extremes.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Disease Resistant
  • Low Maintenance
  • Specimen
  • Great Foliage
  • Fast Growing

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun


  • Upright

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water