Triumph Elm | Ulmus ‘Morton Glossy’
The last of our riparians for 2021 and a true champion! I have specimens that we planted in the La Crosse area in 2019 and 2020 that are averaging four to five feet of growth per year. This hybrid was developed by the Morton Arboretum in Chicago. It is a cross between American Elm and the Asian Elms as I call them that are based on the Chinese and Siberian Elms. The bottom line is there have been hundreds if not thousands of hybrids created to bring back the classic American Elm to our cities. This particular hybrid has great leaf color and an exceptional growth rate. The extremely strong wood of elm makes it great around buildings as it rarely fails completely during dynamic loading. Failures usually stay attached to the tree for a soft landing on building.