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Ulmus laevis (European White Elm)

Type Tree, Hedging & Screening, Deciduous
Form Taller Rounded Form
Size Large Tree (8m or more height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care N/A
Hardiness N/A
Growth N/A
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Ulmus laevis - Cultivation Notes

Tolerating acid or alkaline soils (including chalk) elm is a tough tree that can tolerate exposed locations. This smaller variety of European elm requires a spot in full sun elm will flourish on dry soils but avoid damp or wet locations. Larger trees are prone to die back from dutch elm disease, which can be avoided by cutting back hard every 5 - 10 years.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Ulmus laevis:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Ulmus laevis

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

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