Ulmus glabra 'CAMPERDOWNII'

Ulmus glabra
Ulmus glabra 'CAMPERDOWNII'
wych elm
SIZE/TYPE small tree
USUAL HEIGHT 3-5m
USUAL WIDTH 3-6m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
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Camperdown elm is an attractive variety of wych elm with cascade-weeping branches. The leaves are dark green, deciduous, 10-15, sometimes up to 20 cm long. This tree makes a fascinating specimen with picturesque habit of limbs that soon touch the ground. Pruning is not needed, however, some cutting can be down in early spring if you wish to shape it. There are older plants around the world that look like an oversized bonsai thanks to some cutting.

It was first discovered by the Earl Camperdown’s head forester of Camperdown House in Scotland in about 1840. He found a contorted branch on a standard elm and asked the gardener to graft it. The result was a tree with a weeping crown which fully satisfied the passion for curiosities in the mid-Victorian times.

Elm is not picky about soil type if it is well-drained. This one in particular prefers constant moisture so we recommend mulching it sufficiently to prevent it from drying out in hot summer months. It is best grown in full sun in an open site where it can fully display its crown. Fully hardy to about -34°C (USDA zone 4).

Last update 04-01-2011
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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