Prospector Elm

(Ulmus wilsoniana)
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Prospector Elm
Prospector Elm

This fast-growing, dense, vase shaped elm has superior pest resistance and Dutch elm disease resistance. Prospector was selected from a USDA trial as a replacement for the American Elm which was devastated by Dutch elm disease. It is a little smaller than the American elm reaching 50 ft. tall and 25 ft. crown spread at maturity. Prospector has green leaves with new leaves emerging orange-red in color and maturing to green giving contrast during the growing season. Fall color is yellow. It tolerates adverse sites, soils and will grow best in well-drained soil. Prospector has vigorous early growth of 3-4 ft. per year and can be used as street tree, lawn or under power lines due to its shape and size.

New leaves in red-orange color.
New leaves in red-orange color.