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Ulmus procera (English elm)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
40m
Max height
15m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ulmus procera

Other names

English elm

Genus

Ulmus Ulmus

Species

U. procera - U. procera is a broadly upright, deciduous tree with broadly ovate, dark green leaves, rough above, paler and hairy beneath. Tiny, red flowers in early spring are followed by winged, green fruit in late spring.


Ulmus procera is: Deciduous

Habit

Broad-crowned, Upright

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Red in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Gall mites , Leafhoppers Aphids , Gall mites , Leafhoppers

Diseases

Resistant but not immune to Dutch elm disease.

Dutch elm disease , Honey fungus Dutch elm disease , Honey fungus

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings, Suckers


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Where to grow

Ulmus procera (English elm) will reach a height of 40m and a spread of 15m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Low Maintenance, Foliage only, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Grow in any well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers rich, moist loam. Tolerates light shade, drought, and air pollution. Site carefully as grows large rapidly. Branches are brittle and easily damaged by strong winds and heavy snow/frost.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Ulmus procera

Other names

English elm

Genus

Ulmus Ulmus

Species

U. procera - U. procera is a broadly upright, deciduous tree with broadly ovate, dark green leaves, rough above, paler and hairy beneath. Tiny, red flowers in early spring are followed by winged, green fruit in late spring.

Native to

Southern Europe, Western Europe

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Broad-crowned, Upright


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Red in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Gall mites , Leafhoppers

Diseases

Resistant but not immune to Dutch elm disease.

Specific diseases

Dutch elm disease , Honey fungus

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings, Suckers


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ulmus procera (English elm) will reach a height of 40m and a spread of 15m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Low Maintenance, Foliage only, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Grow in any well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers rich, moist loam. Tolerates light shade, drought, and air pollution. Site carefully as grows large rapidly. Branches are brittle and easily damaged by strong winds and heavy snow/frost.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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