Ulmus 'Recerta'

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Ulmus hybrid cultivar
Recerta, Amsterdam, Amerbos.jpg
'Recerta' at Amerbos, Amsterdam.
Hybrid parentage U. pumila × U. minor
Cultivar 'Recerta'
Origin USA

Ulmus 'Recerta' is an American hybrid cultivar raised by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) as selection '196-5' from seed obtained from a Siberian Elm Ulmus pumila in Volgagrad, Russia; the male parent deduced as the Field Elm Ulmus minor.[1][2]

Description[edit]

'Recerta' produces a straight, clean stem, supporting a rounded crown. The leaves are elliptic, with typically acuminate tip, the blade 6–12 cm long by 3–6.5 cm broad; the margins are doubly, if bluntly, serrate.[3]

Pests and diseases[edit]

Tests in the USA found the cultivar to be only 'somewhat resistant to Dutch elm disease',[4] meanwhile evaluation in France by the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) confirmed the tree as only 'moderately resistant'.[5]

Cultivation[edit]

Serious doubts as to the tree's long term culture in Europe have been expressed.[6] Although registered in 1993 as 'Recerta' by Conrad Appel KG (ceased trading 2006), of Darmstadt, Germany, the tree is not known to have ever been in commerce.

Notable trees[edit]

A mature specimen grows at Amerbos, Amsterdam.

Accessions[edit]

Not known.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maethe, H. (1985), Deutsche Baumschule, Sept. 1985, 368–369.
  2. ^ Vermeulen, N. (2001), Encyclopaedia of Trees & Shrubs. Fitzroy Dearborn, ISBN 1-57958-119-6
  3. ^ Götz, W. (1985). Die Ulme kehrt zurück. Baumschulpraxis. Nr. 12 / 85, 504–505. Aachen-Brand: Euroflora Klette Verl., Nd
  4. ^ Santamour, Frank S.; Bentz, Susan E. (May 1995). "Updated Checklist of Elm (Ulmus) Cultivars for use in North America". Journal of Arboriculture. 21 (3): 122–131. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Pinon, J. 2007). Les ormes résistants à la graphiose (:Elms resistant to Dutch Elm Disease). Forêt-entreprise, No. 175 - Juillet 2007, 37–41, IDF, Paris, France. http://www.foretpriveefrancaise.com/data/info/127219-P.pdf
  6. ^ Heybroek, H. M. (1986), Tuin en Landschap 8(12): 19, 1986.