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Winged Elm Tree

in the Northeast Florida Landscape

Ulmus Alata ' Drake' )

Winged Elm 

Winged Elm Origins:



- native to the south eastern United States



Winged Elm Preferred Exposure:



- full sun



Winged Elm Foliage | Bark:



- deciduous foliage of the Winged Elm tree is a deep green color

turning yellow in the fall before falling off of the tree for the winter.



- The Winged Elm is named for its quite noticeable cork like outgrowths of bark on younger limbs giving the branches a somewhat winged appearance.



Winged Elm Soil Preference / Salt tolerance:



- widely adaptable to a range of soil compositions and moisture levelsWinged Elm bark




Winged Elm Size Variance:



- can reach sizes ranging from 20-40 feet H | 15-30 feet W depending on pruning done



Winged Elm Growth Habit:



- upright slightly spreading but still taller than it is wide



Winged Elm Growth Rate:



- fast growth rate



Winged Elm Bloom:



- inconspicuous blooms followed by small round papery seed pods



Winged Elm Water Requirements:



- drought tolerant once established



Best Uses For Winged Elms:


 - Winged Elms can be used in the North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine landscape where a moderately fast growing shade tree is needed. Winged Elms wide adaptability to a range of soil conditions makes it fit easily into most landscape situations including use as a street trees with a confined space for the roots to grow in.

Care of Winged Elms:

 - water every day during the establishment period. See watering your newly planted trees for more information.

 - prune as needed for shaping or raising the canopy above sight lines or structural impediments


- provide a 1 ft diameter circle of mulched area where grass is kept from growing for each inch of caliper (or diameter) of trunk measured 4 inches from the ground level.


 - fertilize each spring with a mixture of Milorganite and a slow release poly coated plant food such as Osmocote or Stay Green general purpose plant food, sprinkling the fertilizer around the mulch circle underneath the foliage of the tree


Click here for more information on Winged Elm trees for the North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine area.



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