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Winged Elm

Category: Deciduous, Flowering | Size: Medium | Hardiness Zones: 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 | Fall Color: Yellow | Growth Rate: Fast | Adaptability: Alkaline Soil Tolerant
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Winged elm is gaining favor again as a native tree for tough situations. Between 1960 and 1980, Atlanta architect and developer John Portman, created dozens of premier properties including many of Atlanta's downtown landmarks. It seems that winged elm was his favorite tree because they are to be found time and again around his buildings. These trees have survived decades of abuse in extremely difficult environment of the inner city.

Category: Medium shade tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 6 to 9
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Color: Yellow
Flower: Small greenish-red
Fruit: gives trees a faint reddish glow in early spring
Bark: Corky wings on red-brown to ashy-gray
Winter Interest: Its handsome corky wings adds winter interest
Texture: Fine
Shape: Vase-like, spreading with age, quite malleable in a downtown setting
Mature Size: 45' tall by 45' wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Adaptability: Winged elm is found on a great variety of soils and grows well on dry as well as on rich, moist soils of various pHs
Native Habitat: Native to the Southeastern US