Winged Elm Ulmus alata

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Botanical Name:

Ulmus alata







Common Name:

Winged Elm

Seeds Per Pound:
2.17 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
90 feet
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In Stock: 2.17 lb
  • Ulmus alata Winged

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* It can attain 27 m (89 ft) in height, although the trunk diameter rarely exceeds 60 cm (24 in) d.b.h . The canopy form is variable, from pyramidal to rounded. As its common name implies, the tree is most easily recognized by the very broad, thin pair of corky wings that form along the branchlets after a couple of years. The leaves are small, < 6.5 cm (2.5 in) long and < 2.0 cm (0.8 in) broad, oblong-lanceolate to narrowly elliptic , thin in texture, and smooth above. The wind-pollinated perfect apetalous flowers are borne on long pedicels in March and April before the leaves appear. The reddish samarae are relatively small, < 8 mm long, narrowly elliptic with two long incurving stigmas at the tip, and usually disperse by the end of April . more...
* A medium-sized tree with a spreading, rounded crown, branches develop 2 opposite corky wings, leaves 2 1/2", dark green, fall color may be yellow, native from Virginia to Illinois, south to Florida and Texas. more...
* Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerant of light shade. Prefers rich, moist loams. Adapts to both moist and dry sites. Generally tolerant of urban conditions. Regular pruning of young trees is often required in order to eliminate multiple trunks. May not be reliably winter hardy throughout the St. Louis area.
* Winged elm is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree that typically grows to 30-50’ tall with an open-rounded crown. It is native from Virginia to southern Indiana and Missouri south to Florida and Texas. In Missouri, it is typically found in the Ozark region in dry upland areas (rocky woods and glade borders) and in moist low areas (valleys, ravine bottoms and along streams) (Steyermark). Insignificant, small, brownish-green flowers appear in clusters in late winter to early spring before the foliage emerges. more...
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