Ulmus × hollandica 'Dampieri'

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Ulmus × hollandica cultivar
RN Ulmus hollandica Dampieri (bezettingslaan groningen) 040530b.JPG
'Dampieri', Groningen.
Hybrid parentage U. glabra × U. minor
Cultivar 'Dampieri'
Origin Europe

The hybrid elm cultivar Ulmus × hollandica 'Dampieri' is one of a number of cultivars arising from the crossing of the Wych Elm U. glabra with a variety of Field Elm U. minor; the tree was originally identified as Ulmus campestris var. nuda subvar. fastigiata Dampieri Hort., Vilv. by Wesmael.[1]


A fastigiate, conical tree with upright branches bearing tough, ovate leaves < 8 cm long, densely clustered on short, glabrous shoots.[2][3]

Pests and diseases[edit]

The tree is susceptible to Dutch elm disease.


Believed to have originated in continental Europe, 'Dampieri' was first marketed in the Low Countries in 1853,[4] and commonly planted in towns during the latter half of the 19th century.[5] 'Dampieri' (as U. montana fastigiata 'Dampieri') was known to have been marketed in Poland in the 19th century by the Ulrich nursery,[6] Warsaw and by the Späth nursery in Berlin. Three specimens supplied by Späth to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in 1902 as U. montana fastigiata Dampieri may survive in Edinburgh as it was the practice of the Garden to distribute trees about the city (viz. the Wentworth Elm);[7] the current list of Living Accessions held in the Garden per se does not list the plant.[8]

Notable trees[edit]

Now a rarity in the UK; the TROBI Champion grows at St George's Road, Lambeth, London, measuring 15 m high by 48 cm d.b.h. in 2003.[9]



A golden form, 'Dampieri Aurea', of much the same shape and size, is also known as Ulmus × hollandica 'Wredei'.[10]


North America[edit]





  1. ^ Green, Peter Shaw (1964). "Registration of cultivar names in Ulmus". Arnoldia. Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University. 24 (6–8): 41–80. Retrieved 16 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Photographs of young 'Dampieri' elm [1] and mature specimens [2] in Hoorn, Holland (Handbuch der Ulmengewächse, ulmen-handbuch.de/handbuch/ulmus/gattung_ulmus.html)
  3. ^ "Bezettingslaan, Groningen". Google Maps. Retrieved 2017-02-14. 
  4. ^ Meulemans, M.; Parmentier, C. (1983). Burdekin, D.A., ed. "Studies on Ceratocystis ulmi in Belgium" (PDF). Forestry Commission Bulletin (Research on Dutch elm disease in Europe). London: HMSO (60): 86–95. 
  5. ^ Elwes, Henry John; Henry, Augustine (1913). The Trees of Great Britain & Ireland. 7. p. 1894. 
  6. ^ Ulrich, C. (1894), Katalog Drzew i Krezewow, C. Ulrich, Rok 1893–94, Warszawa
  7. ^ Accessions book. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. 1902. pp. 45, 47. 
  8. ^ "List of Living Accessions: Ulmus". Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  9. ^ Johnson, O. (2011). Champion Trees of Britain & Ireland, 169. Kew Publishing, Kew, London. ISBN 9781842464526.
  10. ^ White, J. & More, D. (2002). Trees of Britain and northern Europe. Cassell, London.

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