Slippery Elm, Red Elm
Canada to Texas
Medium sized, coarse-textured, somewhat weedy, deciduous tree that typically grows to 40-60 feet tall with a vase-shaped to broad-rounded crown.
Grows best in full sun and rich, moist soils throughout eastern US.
Usually grows in around hedges and borders but becomes a nuisance in many areas.
Highly resembles U. americana, alternate, simple, and serrated. Hirsute hairs and Yellow fall color.
Buds are medium in size and only lateral; dark brown and darker at tips, flower buds are colored and larger.
Deeply furrowed and reddish gray in color.
Insignificant small reddish-green flowers appear in spring before foliage emerges.