Ulmus × hollandica 'Cinerea'
|Ulmus × hollandica|
|Hybrid parentage||U. glabra × U. minor|
The hybrid elm cultivar Ulmus × hollandica 'Cinerea' was first listed by George Lindley (father of John Lindley) in 1815, and later by the André Leroy Nurseries, Angers, France, in 1856 as Ulmus cinerea. A specimen in cultivation at Kew in 1964 was found to be U. × hollandica, but the tree at Wakehurst Place remains listed as U. glabra 'Cinerea'.
Pests and diseases
The tree is susceptible to Dutch elm disease.
Only one living specimen is known, at Wakehurst Place, England, where it survives by being treated as a hedging plant, too low to attract the attentions of the Scolytus beetles that act as vectors of Dutch elm disease. 'Cinerea' is not known to have been introduced to North America or Australasia.
- Royal Botanic Gardens Wakehurst Place. Acc. no. 1973–21051, listed as U. glabra 'Cinerea'.
- Lindley, George (1815). A catalogue of forest trees, fruit trees, evergreen and flowering shrubs, kitchen garden and flower seeds (PDF). Catton near Norwich. p. 37.
- Green, Peter Shaw (1964). "Registration of cultivar names in Ulmus". Arnoldia. Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University. 24 (6–8): 41–80. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
- Elwes, Henry John; Henry, Augustine (1913). The Trees of Great Britain & Ireland. 7. p. 1867.