Ulmus americana 'Princeton' Sold Out For Spring 2021

Princeton American Elm

Selected 90 years ago, Princeton American Elm (Ulmus americana 'Princeton') has thrived on the streets of New Jersey for nearly a century forming one of the most beautiful tree plantings in the world. The most recent research from the National Arboretum ranks Princeton American Elm at the top of the list, equal to Valley Forge, in disease tolerance. This tree has the widest habitat range of any tree we grow.

Category: Large shade tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 3 to 9
Foliage: Rich medium green
Fall Color: A good bright yellow; consistent year-to-year
Bark: Flaking off in medium-sized sections; tan-brown
Winter Interest: The flaking bark and imposing upright branches give it winter appeal
Texture: Medium
Shape: Upright vase-shaped
Mature Size: 70' tall by 50' wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Adaptability: Princeton American Elm adapts well to wet or dry soils; tolerates periodic flooding; easily transplanted; pH adaptable; heat and cold tolerant
Native Habitat: Native to a large range east of the Rocky Mountains, USA