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Ulmus rubraUlmus rubra

slippery elm, red elm, soft elm

Photograph(s) by*: UWI DWW

Characteristics

Height: 70-70'
Flowers: Mar.-May;
Fruit: winged
Fall color: yellow

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 5.5-7
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

sea level to 2000 ft; mesic to moist soils of slopes and bottomlands, and drier sites on calcareous soils.

Native to

Region: Piedmont *
States: MD

Wildlife

Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1244.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004