American Elm is a fast growing shade tree native to North America. Has a vase-shaped canopy with dark green leaves turning yellow in the fall. 60' tall and 45' wide. A cultivar variety is the Brandon Elm. It has a more compact, vase-shaped canopy and is slightly smaller reaching 45' tall and 30' wide. Both tolerates dry and wet conditions. An attractive tree for any country landscape.
Lots of gardeners want fast-growing trees for privacy, especially when a tree is lost to old age or other factors. While it's true that fast-growing trees provide quick beauty, seclusion and shade, they may be short-lived and