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ULMUS glabra 'Camperdownii'
Camperdown Elm, European Mountain Elm, Scotch Elm
A dwarf weeping selection of a stately Eurasian tree, 'Camperdownii' forms a domed lampshade-like crown of zigzagging branches. The toothed, oval, medium to dark green leaves have rough upper and downy lower surfaces. In early spring inconspicuous reddish flowers cover the leafless branches, followed by clouds of fuzzy winged green fruits that ripen to tan. In autumn the leaves turn shades of yellow before falling to reveal the contorted branches and grayish-brown bark of this architectural tree.
Grow Scotch elm in fertile, well-drained, acidic to mildly alkaline soil. Moist loams are ideal. Use it as specimen tree for a mixed border or lawn in regions where elm leaf beetles and Dutch elm disease are not threats. Once a ubiquitous landscape tree, it is now infrequently planted because of its susceptibility to Dutch elm disease.
8 - 2
3 - 9
2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Full Sun, Partial Sun
15'-30' / 4.6m - 9.1m
20'-35' / 6.1m - 10.7m
Europe, Russia/Siberia, Western Asia
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Green, Dark Green
Yellow, Yellow Green
Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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