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  American Elm (White Elm)  
Common Name: American Elm (White Elm)
Latin Name: Ulmus americana
Tree Size: Large
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Rapid
Water Needs: Moderate
Tolerances: Salty soil or sea-spray, drought, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: Texas native, reliable fall color, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: Deep green leaves turn bright yellow in fall.
Comments: Fast-growing, vase-shaped shade tree that tolerates a wide range of conditions.
Problems: Dutch elm disease not too bad in Texas; extensive, shallow root system.
Firewise: Yes
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