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Winged Elm, Ulmus alata, grows to 50 feet high or better, with a broad spreading canopy. Medium-green leaves with defined veins and serrated edges, turn dull yellow in fall before dropping for the winter. The young branches have wing-like growths running their length which creates a distinctive characteristic of this species. Winged Elm grows quickly, yet is strong wooded and is used for a variety of uses. The tree is an absolute for nesting songbirds and the dry seed is not only relatively clean, but a good wildlife food source. Plant Winged Elm for summer shade and winter sun. This is one of our most popular selling shade trees!