Ulmus- Elm

Large deciduous trees, subject to Dutch elm disease, against which little can be done. However, not all species are sensitive to it.

Situation:

The larger species are road and parkland trees; smaller species and strains are used in gardens.

Soil:

Friable soil, not too dry.

Propagation:

From seed, by grafting, or from cuttings.

Ulmus glabra: Height to 30 m; obovate leaves, to 16 mm long, oblique at the base. Well known weeping forms are ‘Camperdownii’, the Camperdown elm, and ‘Pendula’, weeping wych elm.

Ulmus minor syn Ulmus carpinifolia, smooth-leaved elm: Height to 10 m; oval to oblong leaves, 5-10 cm long. ‘Dampieri’ is columnar in shape and has green foliage; ‘Wredei’ is the well known golden elm – a narrow column with golden-yellow foliage, the leaves lying close to the twigs. ‘Dicksonii’ is a golden cone.

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