name botanical:Ulmus americana
other name:White Elm
other name:Water Elm
family:Elm family (Ulmaceae)
height:up to 45 m (148 ft)
The leaves are oblong to ovate and up to 20 cm (7.9 in) long. The leaf base is asymmetric and the leaf edge is double-serrated. The leaf arrangement is alternate.
flowering:March - April
The flowers are small and brownish-purple.
The fruits are flat, winged nutlets that are about 2 cm (0.8 in) long.
bark:The bark is gray-black, first smooth and later fissured.
ph value:slightly acidic to slightly alkaline
This elm is a high quality Nutzbaum. The wood is often used as a timber, as it is very hard and the furniture industry uses it because of the beautiful grain.