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Accolade Smoothleaf Elm

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Plant Information
Common Name Accolade Smoothleaf Elm
Botanical Name Ulmus carpinifolia Morton
Plant Type Shade
Mature Height 60 to 75 ft
Mature Width 40 to 50 ft
Growth Habit Spreading
Bloom Color Green
Bloom Interest Insignificant
Bloom Period August to September
Seasonal Interest Fall
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Type Simple
Fall Color Golden Yellow
Attributes Clay Soil, Drought Tolerant, Shade Tree, Street Tree
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Birds No
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
USDA Hardiness Zone 4 to 7
Zoned for KC Region Yes
Water Preference Moist,Well-drained
Maintenance Level Low
Cost Moderate
Watering Notes Water deeply if rainfall is less than 1" per week especially for the first 3 years after planting. After roots are established, water deeply in extreme weather situations.
Fertilize Notes According to Missouri Department of Conservation, trees seldom need to be fertilized even when planting. But it may be used to increase growth rates. If the tree is weak or distressed, fertilizer should only be applied sparingly.
Prune Notes To maintain a single leader for its vase-shaped nature, pruning out the competing upright branches for the first few years may be necessary. Prune in winter.