Ulmus "Morton Glossy"
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Height: 60 feet
Spread: 40 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4
A new hybrid elm from the Chicagoland Grows program that combines the attractive vase-shaped form of the popular Accolade elm with the toughness and disease and insect resistance of Vanguard; a large shade tree with symmetrical form and glossy leaves
Triumph Elm has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy pointy leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The furrowed gray bark is not particularly outstanding.
Triumph Elm is a deciduous tree with a picturesque vase-shaped form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Triumph Elm is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Triumph Elm will grow to be about 60 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 40 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 8 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 90 years or more.
This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.
This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.