Common Name : Triumph™ Elm
Scientific Name : Ulmus ‘Morton glossy’
Zone : 4 to 7
Height : 50 to 60 feet
Width : 35 to 40 feet
Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerant of light shade. Prefers rich, moist loams. Adapts to both wet and dry sites. Generally tolerant of urban conditions. Regular pruning and spraying is advisable.
The Triumph™ Elm, Ulmus ‘Morton Glossy’, is a selection that resulted from a controlled cross between Vanguard™ Elm and Accolade Elm, conducted by Dr. George Ware at the Morton Arboretum. Triumph literally grow like weeds, and they recover from crown damage exceptionally well. Despite the degraded reputation elm trees endured for so many years, recent research and breeding programs have given them new life. The challenge now is to know which elm cultivar to grow, or plant, given the many new varieties that are slowly reaching the market. We actually began growing Triumph Elm by accident, having received the tree in a shipment of the highly favored Accolade Elm, Ulmus japonica x wilsoniana ‘Morton’, that we had ordered.
This is a Dutch Elm Disease resistant tree, drought tolerant, and resistant to Elm Yellows and the Elm Leaf Beetle. This tree, like most elms, transplants easily and tolerates severe pruning if needed.
Excellent shade tree for home and commercial landscapes, parks or street tree.