Field Elm Ulmus minor - Ulmus carpinifolia

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Botanical Name:

Ulmus minor







Common Name:

Field Elm

70-90 ft
Minimum Hardiness Zone:

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  • Ulmus minor

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: No pre-germination treatment required, sow immediately; surface sow and keep moist, tamp the soil,.
In a Nutshell:
* Ulmus minor, the Field Elm, is by far the most polymorphic of the European species, although its taxonomy remains a matter of contention. Its natural range is predominantly south European, extending to Asia Minor.
* The tree's typical habitat is low-lying forest along the main rivers, growing in association with oak and ash, where it tolerates summer floods as well as droughts.
* The tree typically grows to < 30 m and bears a rounded crown. The bark of the trunk is rough, furrowed lightly in older trees to form a block pattern. Young branchlets occasionally have corky wings.
* The species readily produces suckers from roots and stumps, even after devastation by Dutch elm disease, consequently genetic resources are not considered endangered.
* The leaves are smaller than those of the other European species, hence the specific epithet minor, however they can vary greatly according to the maturity of the tree. more...