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White elm (Ulmus americana)


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Type

deciduous tree icon

Deciduous

Status

species native to Canada

Native

Edible fruit/nut tree?

NO

Names

Latin (scientific) name: Ulmus americana

Common English name: White elm

Other names: American elm

French name: Orme d’Amérique

Habitat

Mainly flat, wet areas.

Other notes

Native to eastern Canada, White elm populations have declined over the past few years due to Dutch Elm Disease.

Hardiness zone(s)

2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b

  • Zone 0
  • Zone 1
  • Zone 2
  • Zone 3
  • Zone 4
  • Zone 5
  • Zone 6
  • Zone 7
  • Zone 8
  • Zone 9

A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.

For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.

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