Also known as
English Cork Elm, European Field Elm, Smooth-Leaved Elm, Narrow-Leafed Elm, Small-Leaved Elm, Smoothleaf Elm, Small-leaved elm, Jersey elm, Wheatley elm, Elm
Ulmus minor Variegata by Melburnian (CC BY 2.5)
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English Elm Overview
Ulmus minor is considered the same as Ulmus procera, commonly known by the names English Elm and European Field Elm, amongst others. This deciduous tree from the Ulmaceae family originates from Europe to Central Asia. The bark is grey-brown in colour and textured, this plant has a suckering habit. Stems and buds are hairy, the leaves are oval, with toothed edges and a crinkled, hairless surface. Flowers are pink-red in colour, found hanging in clusters from early spring, leading onto winged fruits called samaras. Grows best in full sun, in moist, well-draining soil, it can cope with soil on the wetter side.
Common problems with English Elm
How to propagate English Elm
You can propagate from semi-ripe cuttings in the summer or seeds in the autumn.
Other uses of English Elm
Grown for their foliage and habit.