Ulmus minor 'Purpurascens'
|Ulmus minor sensu latissimo|
'Purpurascens' foliage, Lewes, UK, 2007
The putative Field Elm Ulmus minor sensu latissimo cultivar 'Purpurascens' was listed by Lavallée  in Arb. Segrez. 236, 1877, as U. campestris var. purpurascens, but without description, and later by Schneider in Ill. Handb. Laubh. 1: 220, 1904. Krüssmann  in Handb. Laubgeh. 2: 540, 1962, identified it as a cultivar. See also Ulmus 'Atropurpurea'.
The tree has small leaves approximately 25 mm long, tinged with purple when young, but turning dark-green later, and usually remaining a shrub.
- Brighton & Hove City Council, UK, NCCPG elm collection : Brighton & Hove Junior School (1 tree), Cottesmore St. Mary School (1 tree, National Champion) and Davigdor Road (1 tree)
- Green, P. S. (1964). Registration of cultivar names in Ulmus. Arnoldia, Vol. 24. Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University.