Ulmus thomasii

Common name: Winged Elm

Native plant

An interesting species that is almost common in the southern half of the state. It seeds well in disturbed areas and makes a great pioneer species to get habitat established on hard to plant sites. I find it to be a surprisingly elegant, with a vase like growth form that grows quickly. There are also many advantages to adding it to restoration plantings as there are many moth and butterfly species that rely on elm and in turn are eaten by song birds. 

Limited availability.


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Woodies- Standard Tree
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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Eastern Exposure / Morning Sun, Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Compacted/New Construction Soils


Moist Woods, Savannas, Woodlands

Growth form

Single trunk, Low branched

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color

Yellow Orange


Mature height
42 Feet
Mature width
30 Feet
Max height
60 Feet
Max width
35 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Loved by birds Pollinator hot spot

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