American Elm 'Princeton' Characteristics
American Elm 'Princeton' are medium to large vase shaped ornamental trees. The dark green leaves are oval shapes, heavily textured, and serrated. The green leaves become a subdued yellow in fall. Seed bearing samaras typically drop in early spring.
The American Elm population has plummeted due to their inability to survive Dutch Elm Disease. However, 'Princeton' is quite resistant to Dutch Elm Disease and is now widely planted to bring back the Elm population. 'Princeton' is susceptible to other serious diseases such as phloem necrosis, wetwood, rots, and cankers. Caterpillars, scale, and beetles may also make their home on 'Princeton'.