Family: Ulmaceae

Scientific Name: Ulmus davidiana var japonica Accolade

Common Name: Accolade Elm


Accolade Elm (Ulmus) is a hybrid Elm with good disease resistance having a vase to oval growth form.

Plant TypeTrees Deciduous
Hardiness Zone5-8
Soil & Siteaverage
Fruitwinged seeds up to an inch long (samaras), can be produced in abundance
Leavessimple, glossy green, yellow fall
Dimensions30’ tall by 15’ wide in 20 years, maturing to 50 plus feet and 30-40 feet spread
Maintenancemay need pruning to establish shape at a young age, has good disease resistance
PropagationGrafted onto Ulmus pumila or own root from tissue culture.
Cultivar OriginIntroduced through the Morton Arboretum’s tree breeding program. A cross between U. japonica and U. wilsoniana.
Notes & Reference#01-Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Michael Dirr), #93-North American Landscape Trees (Arthur Lee Jacobson),
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