Triumph Elm Tree

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Perfect Shade Tree Triumph Elm Tree

  • Wonderfully Disease Resistance
  • Beautiful Form Develops Early
  • Upright Branches Arch Outward
  • Distinctive Textured Foliage is Glossy and Dark-Green
  • Golden-Yellow Fall Color
  • Widely Adaptable
  • Tolerates Cold, Heat and Periodic Drought
  • Can Handle Urban Conditions
  • Magnificent Shade Tree or Street Tree

Elms are back! We're so pleased to offer these magnificent trees, and not just for their great looks. The Green Industry has spent decades sampling and studying disease and pest-resistant new plants to bring to market.

Beautiful Triumph Elm (Ulmus 'Morton Glossy') is one of the best modern Elms available. It features a spectacular upright-oval form that develops early, and matures into that instantly-recognizable vase-shape.

This state-of-the-art selection resulted from a controlled cross between Vanguard Elm and Accolade Elm, conducted by Dr. George Ware at the Morton Arboretum. Introduced through the Chicagoland Grows consortium of growers and scientists, Triumph Elm has a graceful upright habit with strong branching.

It makes a welcome addition to your landscape all year-long. Use it strictly as a shade tree to lower your cooling costs. Or, run a series of these urban tolerant trees along your street as a beneficial way to greet guests in style.

The large, lustrous dark green foliage shelters your home or commercial business in blissful shade. In fall, the leaves turn a burnished golden-yellow that light up the cool nights of autumn.

Triumph Elm demonstrates very good resistance to Dutch Elm disease, Elm yellows and Elm leaf beetle. It is adaptable to a wide variety of soil conditions and adapts easily to extremes in pH, moisture, wind, winter and high heat.

Gain a valuable asset with the beauty and strength of Triumph Elm. You'll certainly have a "comeback story" to share with guests.

The grandeur of Elm trees isn't forgotten any longer. Nature Hills is excited to share the beautiful success of the breeding and research efforts of the Chicago Botanic Garden and The Morton Arboretum.

Join the untold millions of people who have loved Elm trees before you. You'll be part of a rich heritage, but appreciate an up-to-date advantage when you order Triumph Elm today.

How to Use Triumph Elm in the Landscape

Add one or more on the south or southwestern aspect of your lawn. An informal grouping of them makes a spectacular, park-like setting on a large property.

Allow enough room for them to achieve their mature height and spread. After all, you won't want to prune their phenomenal form, beyond a bit of strategic shaping.

Elms are so charming. They look dashing in the landscape, but this variety is actually tough as nails.

Use a row of them to create a fantastic shaded boulevard. They also mix well with other trees.

In fact, we encourage this. Plant biodiversity is a smart concept that improves the overall health of your plantings.

Add Triumph Elm to a mix of shade trees that offer orange, burgundy or red fall color. Plant them in a drifting cluster with evergreen trees; and include Viburnum and Red Twigged Dogwood shrubs and large Ornamental Grasses in the foreground.

These trees can even create a noteworthy backdrop for a curated collection of smaller ornamentals, such as Redbud or Flowering Dogwood. Let your imagination soar, relying on Triumph Elm to become a sculptural element to hang your design upon.

#ProPlantTips for Care

This Elm is highly adaptable to many well-drained soils, and does best in full sun. It will need at least six hours of direct sunlight a day.

Use Nature Hills Root Booster when planting. This time-tested formula includes mycorrhizal fungus to create a symbiotic relationship with tiny feeder roots. Give your tree this support for optimal access to water and soil nutrients...forever!

Give young trees a medium amount of water during the first season, especially when the weather turns hot. An established Triumph will survive periodic drought, although we encourage you to apply supplemental water to protect your investment.

Trees that have enough moisture stay stress-free and healthy. Mulch is helpful to keep the root system cool.

Any pruning should be done in early spring. Carefully plan your pruning cuts to balance the canopy.

These grand trees truly are a reason to celebrate. Order Triumph Elm from the tree experts at Nature Hills today.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Triumph Elm Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ulmus 'Morton Glossy'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 50 - 60 feet
Mature Spread 35 - 40 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring