Ulmus × hollandica 'Dumont'

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Ulmus × hollandica
Hybrid parentage U. glabra × U. minor
Cultivar 'Dumont'
Origin Belgium

The hybrid elm cultivar Ulmus × hollandica 'Dumont' was a very vigorous elm raised from a tree discovered by a gardener on the estate of M. Dumont at Tournay, Belgium, c. 1865.[1]

Description[edit]

The tree had a straight trunk and a narrow regular, pyramidal crown; the leaves being somewhat smaller than 'Belgica'.[2]

Pests and diseases[edit]

'Dumont' was very susceptible to Dutch elm disease.

Cultivation[edit]

No specimens are known to survive. The tree was once a popular choice for street planting in Belgium and France, notably at Versailles (town, not palace).[3] An U. campestris Dumont, "a vigorous grower" with "large leaves", appeared in the 1909 catalogue of the Bobbink and Atkins nursery, Rutherford, New Jersey.[4] The Hesse Nursery of Weener, Germany, marketed an Ulmus latifolia Dumont in the 1930s.[5]

Synonymy[edit]

  • Ulmus campestris var. Dumontii: Mottet [1] in Nicholson [2] & Mottet's Dictionnaire pratique d'horticulture et de jardinage 5: 383, 1898, and by Krüssmann [3] in Handb, Laubgeh. 2: 537, 1962.
  • Ulmus 'De Dumont': Plant Buyer's Guide, ed. 6. 286, 1958.

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. ^ "Famille XV – Ulmacées". Annales des travaux publics de Belgique. 62: 1226. 1905. 
  3. ^ Elwes, H. J. & Henry, A. (1913). The Trees of Great Britain & Ireland. Vol. VII. 1848–1929. Republished 2014 Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9781108069380
  4. ^ Bobbink and Atkins, Rutherford. N.J. 1909. p. 51. 
  5. ^ Hesse, Hermann Albert (1932). Preis- und Sortenliste. pp. 96–97. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 

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