Ulmus americana &
Ulmus americana &
Ulmus americana &

Ulmus americana 'Lewis & Clark'

Prairie Expedition® American Elm

Regular price$220.00

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Prairie Expedition® American Elm is a tall native fast-growing deciduous tree with an umbrella shaped crown.  The rough dark green leaves are toothed with asymmetrical bases and turn an outstanding yellow in fall.  Inconspicuous green flowers bloom in spring before the foliage and give way to papery wing-like seed pods that mature mid-spring.  Grows best with full sun and rich well-drained soils. Tolerates light shade.  Prairie Expedition® is resistant to Dutch elm disease.

Ulmus americana is host plant for several butterfly species, including: the Painted Lady, Eastern Comma, Mourning Cloak, Question Mark Butterfly, and the Red Spotted Purple Butterfly.




Eastern N. America; GA Native


55’ - 60’


35’ - 40’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 9


Full Sun

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MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance.  Elms are susceptible to Dutch Elm disease and phloem necrosis, which is fatal,  and wetwood which causes dieback.  Other potential issues include wilts, rots, canker, leaf spots as well as pests such as miners, borers, and scale. 

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland Gardens, Rock GardensPonds and Streams, and Shade Tree.

COMPANION PLANTS: Eastern Redbud, Dogwood, Musclewood

IMAGES: IzigaboLewis & Clark at GFCC BY-SA 4.0, (2) IzigaboLewis & Clark foliageCC BY-SA 4.0, (3) IzigaboLewis & Clark autumn colourCC BY-SA 4.0, (4) IzigaboU americana Lewis & Clark Priors HoldCC BY-SA 4.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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