Homestead Elm (Ulmus ‘Homestead’)
The Homestead Elm, Ulmus ‘Homestead’, is a rapid grower with a symmetrical, pyramidal crown that becomes arching as the tree matures. The dark green leaves turn golden yellow in autumn.
This USDA introduction is highly resistant to Dutch Elm disease. Its young stems are brown to gray; older bark smooth and gray, becoming fissured in old age.
Homestead is great for lawns or garden borders. Elms are adaptable to a wide variety of soil conditions and come in graceful, vase-shaped and weeping forms.
Elms prefer full sun and adapt easily to extremes in pH, moisture, wind and heat. The aggressive roots can probably break sidewalks and raise pavement if trees are improperly located.
This rapid growing tree displays a symmetrical, slightly pyramidal to oval arching with dense foliage. Its grey bark is set off nicely by the bright green leaves that turn a lovely golden yellow in the fall.
|Common name||Homestead Elm|
|Botanical name||Ulmus 'Homestead'|
|Height||55 - 60 ft.|
|Width||30 - 35 ft.|
|Soil condition||Widely adaptable|