Family: Ulmaceae

Scientific Name: Ulmus hybrid Fronteir Elm

Common Name: Frontier Elm


Frontier Elm (Ulmus) is a hybrid Elm with moderate resistance to some of the Elm trees aliments.

Plant TypeTrees Deciduous
Hardiness Zone4-9
Moistureaverage, moist
Soil & Siteaverage, moist
Flowersseldom flowers
Fruitseed enclosed in a circular winged samara
Leavesshiny green, fall purplish red, simple, serrated
Stemsrelatively smooth, gray-green, marked with orange lenticels
Dimensionsestimated to reach 40 by 30 feet (HS), vase shaped
Cultivar OriginUnited States Arboretum,1971 discovered and released in 1991, cross between European Field Elm Ulmus minor (female parent) with the Chinese Elm Ulmus parvifolia
Misc Factsgood resistance to Dutch elm disease (DED) and elm yellows and moderate resistance to elm leaf beetle
Notes & Reference#154-Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs (Michael Dirr), #178-Morton Arboretum (
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