Ulmus 'Nigrescens'

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Cultivar 'Nigrescens'
Origin Europe

The elm cultivar Ulmus 'Nigrescens' was identified by Pynaert [1] as Ulmus campestris betulaefolia nigrescens. Considered by Green [1] to be "probably Ulmus carpinifolia (: minor), but said to have been raised from seed of Purpurea".


The tree was described as having leaves like those of the Birch, and with a darker and more persistent hue than the Wych Elm cultivar 'Purpurea'.


No specimens are known to survive.


NB. Nigricans: Bailey & Bailey, Hortus 625, 1930, as U. (americana) nigricans, name in synonymy for U. americana f. nigrescens, not U. campestris betulifoliae nigrescens Pynaert.


  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.