SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ulmus pumila
COMMON NAME: Siberian elm
LEAVES: Inequilateral base. Singly serrate. Up to 3" long. Black rounded axillary bud scales bordered with white hairs.
BARK: Dark, ridged and furrowed.
OTHER: Grows up to 60' tall. Has a black, rounded bud (best way to make sure it is not Ulmus parvifolia). A short lived, weed tree that should not be used in the landscape. Resistant to Dutch Elm Disease, but will get slime flux, has invasive roots, is short lived, and has a lot of die back. The elm leaf beetle is also a problem on the leaves.