Ulmus americana ‘Prairie Expedition’

White Elm ’Prairie Expedition’

Over the past 50 years, millions of stately elms shading our streets have been lost to Dutch Elm disease . Selected after 20 years of research, ‘Prairie Expedition’ has a good level of disease tolerance and possesses the “classic” American elm shape. Elms have tolerance to air pollution and poor soil conditions.

Height x Width (feet): 80 x 80

Sun Requirements: Full sun to partial shade

Water Requirements: Prefers moist conditions

Urban Friendliness: Good. Former king of the street tree before Dutch Elm disease.

Heritage Value: A lovely classic street tree that shaded streets across North America. This cultivar could reintroduce this retro-beauty to our city.