Ulmus × viminalis 'Pulverulenta'

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Ulmus × viminalis
Ulmus × viminalis 'Pulverulenta', Bedford before 1991.jpg
'Pulverulenta', Bedford, UK. 1991
Hybrid parentage U. minor × U. minor 'Plotii'
Cultivar 'Pulverulenta'
Origin Europe

Ulmus × viminalis Lodd. 'Pulverulenta' is a hybrid cultivar derived from the crossing Ulmus minor Mill. × U. minor 'Plotii' Druce. The tree was first mentioned by Dieck, (Zöschen, Germany) in Haupt-Catalog der Obst- und Gehölzbaumschulen des Ritterguts Zöschen bei Merseburg 1885, p. 82, as U. scabra viminalis pulverulenta Hort., but without description.


Dippel [1], Illustriertes Handbuch der Laubholzkunde, 2:25, 1892 described it under the same name as having leaves streaked with both white and yellow.[1]

Pests and diseases[edit]

'Pulverulenta' is very susceptible to Dutch elm disease.


Now extremely rare in cultivation, one tree grows at Batsford Arboretum, UK.[2] Three specimens supplied by the Späth nursery of Berlin to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in 1902 as U. campestris 'Viminalis marginata' [sic], shown by herbarium specimens (see External links below) to have been 'Pulverulenta' or 'Variegata', may survive in Edinburgh, as it was the practice of the Garden to distribute trees about the city (viz. the Wentworth Elm);[3] the current list of Living Accessions held in the Garden per se does not list the plant.[4]


  • Batsford Arboretum, Moreton-in-Marsh, UK. Listed as U. x viminalis 'Marginata', acc. no. 00/952/G2.


  • Ulmus montana (: glabra) viminalis gracilis aurea Hort.: Schelle in Beissner et al. Handbuch der Laubholz-Benennung 84. 1903.
  • Ulmus scabra (: glabra) viminalis fol. punctatis: Dieck, Haupt-catalog der Obst- und gehölzbaumschulen des ritterguts Zöschen bei Merseburg 1885, p. 82.


  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. ^ Johnson, O. (2011). Champion Trees of Britain & Ireland. Kew Publishing, Kew, London. ISBN 9781842464526.
  3. ^ Accessions book. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. 1902. pp. 45, 47. 
  4. ^ "List of Living Accessions: Ulmus". Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 

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