Ulmus 'Kansas Hybrid'

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Ulmus
Cultivar 'Kansas Hybrid'
Origin USA

The possible hybrid cultivar Ulmus 'Kansas Hybrid' was raised by the Kansas Nursery Co., Salina, Kansas in the 1920s from a seedling exhibiting hybrid characteristics, and maintained by grafting. The inclusion of the word "hybrid" is considered to render the cultivar name invalid.[1]

Description[edit]

The tree was described as having an upright branching habit, and dark, shiny leaves the same size as U. americana.[2]

Pests and diseases[edit]

'Kansas Hybrid' had not (by 1995) been widely tested for resistance to Dutch elm disease.

Cultivation[edit]

Fast growing, 'KH' was also reputed to be cold and drought resistant. The tree is not known to have been introduced to Europe or Australasia.

Accessions[edit]

North America

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Green, Peter Shaw (1964). "Registration of cultivar names in Ulmus". Arnoldia. Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University. 24 (6–8): 41–80. Retrieved 16 February 2017.