Ulmus × hollandica 'Fjerrestad'

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Ulmus × hollandica
Hybrid parentage U. glabra × U. minor
Cultivar 'Fjerrestad'
Origin Sweden

The hybrid cultivar Ulmus × hollandica 'Fjerrestad' 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 first mentioned in Meded. Comite. Best. Iepenz. 13: 9, 1933, but without description.[1]

Description[edit]

None available.

Cultivation[edit]

No details of the clone's commercial cultivation survive. It is worth noting that all the elms in the conservation area [1] at Fjerrestad have succumbed to Dutch elm disease. No specimens are known to survive.

Etymology[edit]

The clone is named for the village of Fjärrestad in Skåne between Landskrona and Helsingborg, Sweden.

Hybrid cultivars[edit]

'Fjerrestad' was crossed with Ulmus × hollandica and U. minor in the Dutch elm breeding programme before World War II, but none of the progeny were of particular note and were discarded.[2]

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. ^ Went, J. A. (1954). The Dutch elm disease - Summary of 15 years' hybridisation and selection work (1937–1952). European Journal of Plant Pathology, Vol 60, 2, March 1954.