Arboretum
"A man does not plant a tree for himself, he plants it for posterity." - Alexander Smith   
Patriot Elm
(Ulmus ‘Patriot’)

Donated by C. W. Stewart Jr.
Tree Map Location: # 125
In Memory of Mr. and Mrs. George Elias

Patriot Elm tree Patriot Elm leaf Patriot Elm bark Patriot Elm flower Patriot Elm fruit


Leaf: Large green, serrate leaves average 4 inches long and 3 inches wide. Yellowish autumn color. Moderate resistance to elm leaf beetle damage.  
Form: Height and Width: 43 feet tall with a crown spread of 25 feet in 13 years; achieved 30 feet and up to 5 inch caliper in 8 years in sod culture. 'Patriot' is a hybrid elm with a moderately vase-shaped crown, showing high levels of tolerance to two of the major disease and insect pests of landscape elms. It has also shown field tolerance to natural infections of elm yellows. In contrast with many elms, it is rapidly and easily established in the nursery and has performed well in locations from Texas and Iowa to Maine. Habit: Vigorous, single-stemmed, deciduous tree with moderately vase-shaped crown.  
Source: U.S. National Arboretum Plant Introduction Floral and Nursery Plants Research Unit  
Website: http://www.usna.usda.gov/Newintro/Patriot1.html

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