SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ulmus davidiana
This tree in Colorado: This tree exhibits excellent cold-hardiness and drought tolerance and is resistant to Dutch elm disease, elm yellows, European elm scale and elm leaf beetle. It has a vase-shaped growth habit and is said to resemble the American elm in appearance. Its relatively small size makes it ideal for a variety of landscapes
Growth Rate: Fast growing.
Landscape Use: Grows as tall as 45′ and is nearly as wide as it is tall.
Hardiness Zones 3 to 9.
Leaves: Large, thick leaves are glossy green, turning yellow in the fall.
Bark: Bark remains smooth for a comparatively long time before becoming vertically fissured.
Insects and Disease: Good resistance to Dutch elm disease, elm yellows and elm leaf beetle.
Dirr, Michael Dr., “Manual of Woody Landscape Plants,” 1998.
The Morton Arboretum, “Elm Cultivars,” 2015.