Scientific Name: Ulmas alata

Trail Location: 15

Winged Elm - Townsend RIver Walk & Arboretum - Spring 2019

  1. General Info
  2. Flowers
  3. Leaves
  4. Fruit
  5. Wildlife Value
  6. Addtional Info

Plant Type: Deciduous

Family: Ulmaceae (Elm)

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9


Height: 30 - 60

Spread: 30 - 40

Flower:: Minimal

Leaf Image:

Fall Leaf Color:: Drab yellow-green.

Red Spotted Purple, Painted Lady, Eastern Comma, Mourning Cloak, Question Mark

Missouri Botanical: Missouri Botanical

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

The Winged Elm is easy to identify by the two cork-like ridges that grow along the branches and twigs.  The word "alata" is Latin meaning winged, hence the scientific name. The winged elm that you see in the arboretum was not original to this location but was more than likely a wayward seed being that they are very easy to propagate by seed.