• Note:  Our Jefferson Elm were hit hard by Japanese Beetles this summer.  The leaves look lacy, but the tree will grow new leaves in the spring and be just fine.

  • Current Height: 8 feet

  • Mature Height: 50-70 feet

  • Spread: 40-50 feet

  • Growth Rate:  Moderate

  • Light: Full sun

  • Soil: Medium, adaptable

  • Landscape uses: Lawn, shade, or street tree

  • Fun fact: This tree was cloned in 1993 from an elm on the National Mall (pictured) that has survived since the 1930s.


American Elm Tree -- Jefferson

7 Gallons
  • Pollinator value: Medium.  Larval host to the Mourning Cloak and Painted Lady butterflies, along with various moth species; attracts birds and honeybees.

    The iconic American Elm, known for its graceful branches arching across city streets and avenues, fell to a fungal disease first observed in the United States in the 1930s.  

    'Jefferson' retains the shape of the classic Elm and is considered to have excellent resistance to the fungus, Dutch elm disease.  Its dark green leaves emerge in the spring and hang on late into the fall.  The leaves turn a pleasant yellow in the fall.