Ulmus 'Homestead'
Common name: 
Homestead Elm
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Deciduous tree, densely pyramidal to oval, rapid growing, to 55 ft (16.5 m) tall and 35 ft (10.5 m) wide, arching with age.  Leaves about 7 cm long and 3.5 cm wide, 13-17 vein pairs, fine hairs below, dark green; fall color straw yellow.
  • Sun.  Resistant to Dutch Elm disease but susceptible to the Elm Leaf beetle.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5       Hybridized in 1970 by the USDA Nursery Crops Station in Delaware, Ohio and released to commerce through the USDA National Arboretum in 1984.  It is a complex hybrid, namely: U. pumila × [(U. hollandica 'Vegeta' × U. minor) × (U. pumila var. pinnatao-ramosa × U. minor 'Hoersholmiensis')] (Jacobson, 1996).   Because a component in its complex genetic makeup is U. hollandica, it is sometimes listed as a hybrid of same. 
  • Corvallis: northeast area of Central Park
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: six trees lining the walkway in front of Weatherford Hall, planted 2004.
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  • expanding leaves and fruit

    expanding leaves and fruit

  • plant habit, spring

    plant habit, spring

  • leaves, spring

    leaves, spring

  • plant habit, older plant summer

    plant habit, older plant summer

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  • leaf and margins

    leaf and margins

  • leaf margin

    leaf margin

  • plant habit, fall

    plant habit, fall

  • plant habit, fall

    plant habit, fall

  • leaves, fall

    leaves, fall

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    trunk, bark

  • winter twig, buds

    winter twig, buds