South of Virginia and as west as Illinois
Medium-sized tree with spreading branches and a round top.
Full sun in moist soils, rich woodlands
Unique winged stem and resemblance to Ulmus americana makes this specimen popular. Also, has great yellow fall color if not infected with powdery mildew disease.
Alternate, simple, oblong-lanceolate; doubly serrated, auxillary tufts below. Yellow fall color.
Buds resemble a small Ulmus americana; reddish brown and imbricately scaled
Gray and resembles U. parviflora but stems develop two corky wings that are most priminent in new growth. ID factor is the wings - but realize they are not always present.
Flowers are greenish red in early spring.
Green fruit is not showy
'Lace Parasol' - stiffly weeping form, 10 feet by 15 feet, with corky branches.