|Family Ulmaceae Index|
There are about 200 species of trees in Ulmaceae. 14 trees and 2 shrubs are native to North America.
American Elms show prototypical vase shape of the Ulmus genus.
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Family Ulmaceae – Zelkovas, Hackberries and Elms
There are about 200 species of trees and shrubs in Ulmaceae. Elms fell victim to Dutch Elm disease during the 1950s; until that time, they were the premier shade tree along the streets of our American towns and cities. The Morton Arboretum in past years has bred and marketed five new elm varieties resistant to Dutch elm disease.
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