This tree is related to and often confused with elms, and grows just as fast to about 50 ft. tall. It also shows resistance to Dutch Elm disease and insect problems. It is tolerant of heat, drought, wind, poor soil and air pollution. Requires regular pruning when young to form strong branching framework. Plant in full sun, well-drained soil and water deeply once every 14 days. Can be temperature sensitive. Not prone to disease and doesn’t need protection.