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American Elm - 100 Most Common North American Trees


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Description and Identification of American Elm
American elm mature form

American elm mature form

VT Dendrology
Common Names: white elm, water elm, soft elm, or Florida elm

Habitat: American elm is found throughout Eastern North America

Description: The six-inch-long, deciduous leaves are dark green throughout the year, fading to yellow before dropping in fall. In early spring, before the new leaves unfold, the rather inconspicuous, small, green flowers appear on pendulous stalks. These blooms are followed by green, wafer-like seedpods which mature soon after flowering is finished and the seeds are quite popular with both birds and wildlife.

Uses: Ornamental and shade tree

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