Ulmus × hollandica 'Eleganto-Variegata'

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Ulmus × hollandica
Hybrid parentage U. glabra × U. minor
Cultivar 'Eleganto-Variegata'
Origin Europe

The hybrid elm cultivar Ulmus × hollandica 'Eleganto-Variegata' 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. First mentioned by Miller [1] in The Gardeners Dictionary ed. 2. 1735, Ulmus no. 9, as U. major Hollandica, angustis & magis acuminatis sammaris, folio latissimo scabro, eleganter variegato.[1]

Description[edit]

The tree was described as the Dutch elm with striped leaves.

Cultivation[edit]

No specimens are known to survive beyond Brighton after 2009.

Accessions[edit]

  • Brighton & Hove City Council, UK, NCCPG Elm Collection.[2] One tree in Stanford Avenue had striped variegation on the lower branch leaves until 2009; this tree is grafted at 1.5 m.

References[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. ^ "List of plants in the {elm} collection". Brighton & Hove City Council. Retrieved 23 September 2016.