Ulmus pumila

Siberian Elm
Ulmus pumila

Family: Elm (Ulmaceae)
AKA: Chinese Elm, Dwarf Elm
Photo taken on: August 29, 2013
Location: Abiquiu Lake, NM
Life Zones: Plains to foothills
Habitat: Ditches, stream sides, roadsides

Grows to 20ft tall with smooth, slender branches. Leaves are oval to lance shaped, leathery and toothed. Flowers are small and brownish and appear before the leaves in the spring. Fruits are round and have papery wings. It produces numerous winged seeds which root easily in moist areas. arrow

Ulmus pumila

The young plants have a symmetrical branch pattern on one plane.