Winged Elm Tree Care: Tips For Growing Winged Elm Trees

By Teo Spengler The winged elm (Ulmus alata), a deciduous tree native to the southern woodlands of the United States, grows in both wet areas and dry, making it a very adaptable tree for cultivation. Also known as the corked elm or Wahoo elm, the tree is often used as a shade tree or street tree. Read on for information about growing winged elm trees. Winged Elm Tree Information The winged elm gets its name from the very broad, warty growths, thin and wing-like, that grow along its branches. The “wings” are irregular and sometimes look more like knots than wings. The tree is a small one, usually growing to a height of 40 to 60 feet tall. Its branches form a vase shape with an open, rounded crown. The leaves of the winged elm are small and oval, a dark green color with paler, hairy undersides. If you start


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