Ulmus × hollandica 'Etrusca'

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Ulmus × hollandica 'Etrusca'
Hybrid parentageU. glabra × U. minor

The hybrid cultivar Ulmus × hollandica 'Etrusca' was first mentioned by Nicholson in Kew Hand-List Trees & Shrubs 2: 139. 1896, as U. montana (: glabra) var. etrusca, but without description. The tree at Kew (see 'External links'), judged by Henry to be "not distinct enough to deserve a special name",[1] was later identified as of hybrid origin, U. glabra × U. minor 'Plotii', by Melville.


The Kew specimen was a small tree with ascending branches.[1] Herbarium specimens show oval or near orbicular leaves (the latter with an abrupt, longish tip, without tapering), and a short petiole (see 'External links').


The tree was possibly named for its resemblance to Tuscan cypress. Melville photographed a mature, roughly conical elm at Bulby, Lincolnshire, labelling the photograph U. glabra × U. plotii [:U.minor 'Plotii'], but the tree is otherwise unconnected with 'Etrusca'.[2]


It is not known whether 'Etrusca' remains in cultivation.[3]


  • Ulmus montana (: glabra) var. etrusca: Nicholson in Kew Hand-List Trees & Shrubs 2: 139. 1896.


  1. ^ a b Elwes, Henry John; Henry, Augustine (1913). The Trees of Great Britain & Ireland. 7. p. 1867.
  2. ^ plot-elms.co.uk/ Lincolnshire/Plot hybrids
  3. ^ Green, Peter Shaw (1964). "Registration of cultivar names in Ulmus". Arnoldia. Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University. 24 (6–8): 41–80. Retrieved 16 February 2017.

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