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Tree of the Week - February 7, 2005

Lovely Frontier Elm in fall colorFrontier Elm

Ulmus x 'Frontier'

Hardiness Zones: 5 to 7 
Height: 40 ft
Spread: 30 ft
Form: oval 
Type: deciduous tree 
Annual Growth Rate: 12 to 18 inches

'Frontier' hybrid elm combines a high level of tolerance to Dutch elm disease, moderate resistance to elm leaf beetle, small leaves, and a lovely red-purple autumn coloration. It is perfect for use in smaller landscapes, along city streets, and under power lines. 'Frontier' blazes a trail for elms in the urban landscape. 

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