Ulmus americana ‘Princeton’ – American Elm


Selected in 1922 for its superior form and large, glossy green leathery foliage, but before Dutch elm disease ravaged the street elms of North America. Fortuitously, this variety has proven to be resistant to Dutch elm disease and is helping the elm make a comeback as one of North America‛s great shade and street trees. ‘Princeton’ was chosen to replace elms killed by disease along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. The tree has also been introduced to the UK and was selected by HRH, The Prince of Wales, to create the Anniversary Avenue at Highgrove.

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Elm family – Ulmaceae

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Updated 6 March 2023