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Wilson Elm (Ulmus wilsoniana)

This plant is a moderate sized (up to 60 feet) Asiatic elm and has resistance to Dutch elm disease elm yellows (phloem necrosis), and elm leaf beetle. This plant appears to be quite cold hardy and has been used in the Chicago area where they have not had trouble with hardiness. This plant has grown in some restricted root spaces. Some individuals have a more vase-shaped habit of growth if that is desired. Fall color varies but can be an attractive wine.

Prospector is a named Wilson elm that was selected in Ohio and recently released by the National Arboretum. Accolade is a Wilson elm hybrid with a vase-shaped habit that was introduced in the Chicago area.

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