White Evergreen Elm

White Evergreen Elm

Known as white evergreen elm tree, Ulmus Americana is a member of the elm family and it is a common landscaping tree planted in lots of gardens and grounds. Generally, a fully grown Ulmus Americana can reach up to 90 feet in height with a similar rounded spread. It has gray barks and special leaf shape which is about 5 inches in length and has serrated edges. Its green foliage is a great view to add extra beauty to your garden all the year.

Native to wet areas, white evergreen elm trees will change its leaf colour yellow and brown in winter. This will provide a different landscape for your winter garden. They can tolerate cold climates and they also prefer well-drained soil conditions to grow happily. You should plant your trees in a location with adequate sunlight and a slightly acidic soil.

Regarding the resistance to diseases and pests, it may be infected by Dutch elm disease, a notorious elm fungi disease which may severely weaken the health of the tree. This disease will cause the leaves to turn yellow and drop off eventually. There are some other tree diseases like black spot and twig blight which may affect the health of the tree. Also, some beetle pests like elm leaf beetles and bark beetles may also infect white elm trees.

Image provided By Andrzej Otrębski (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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