chicagoland grows® Plant Introduction Program

Accolade® Elm

Ulmus davidiana var japonica ‘Morton’



The Accolade® elm was selected for its vase-shaped habit with upright arching stems reminiscent of the American elm, (U. americana). Accolade® elm has proven to be a robust and vigorous grower, and is also valued for its fine-textured, dark-green glossy foliage, and yellow fall color. This selection has very good resistance to Dutch elm disease and elm yellows, and is also highly resistant to elm leaf beetle. Accolade® elm is a chance seedling selection from The Morton Arboretum collections. Both Accolade® and Danada Charm™ elms resulted from open-pollinated seed collected at the Arnold Arboretum from Ulmus davidiana var. japonica. Society of Municipal Arborists 2012 Urban Tree of the Year. Mature size: 50 – 70’ H, 40 – 50’.

AWARDS Society of Municipal Arborists 2012 Urban Tree of the Year featured in the Jan/Feb 2012 edition of City Trees.

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