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Elm

Ulmus spp.

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7-H4

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30m

Max

30m

2.5m

Min

2.5m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Flowers of Ulmus x hollandica. Ormsby Ring, South Ormsby, Lincolnshire
English Elm flowers. Ulmus procera
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Elm Overview

The genus Ulmus contains around 40 large, hardy, deciduous or sometimes semi-evergreen trees, including some shrubs. They are grown for their large stature and attractive leaves, which are alternate and usually have a very unequally-sized leaf base. Tiny, yellow-green or red-brown bell-shaped flowers are produced in spring. The genus is thought to originate from Central Asia, and is found across most of the Northern Hemisphere, extending south of the equator into Indonesia. These trees are found in many different types of forest, with many cultivars and hybrids available. They have been planted as ornamental specimens in streets, gardens, and parks.

Common problems with Elm

How to propagate Elm

Cuttings

Seed

Budding

Suckers

Other uses of Elm

Grown for their foliage and habit.

Deciduous Trees

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