Broadleaf, deciduous, tree with arching branches and an upright vase habit, it may reach a height of 50 ft (15 m) and a spread of 35 ft (11 m). Leaves alternate, simple, elliptical, with serrated margins and medium glossy green; fall color yellow-orange to rust red. Bark is a mosaic of orange, tan and gray.
Hardy to USDA Zone 5 An Ulmua parvifolia tree growing on the campus of the University of Georgia, Athens, was noticed as having a habit similar to that of Ulmus americana. At the time the tree was about 70-80 years old and did not show any trunk or branch damage resulting from ice storms that are common in the Athens area. Other nearby tree species showed extensive ice damage. The resulting selection (ALLÉE) was developed asexually from stem cuttings taken from the old tree. US Patent 7,552, Aug. 11,1991
Oregon State Univ. campus: northeast side of Austin Hall (Aust)
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