Ulmus minor 'Purpurascens'
'Purpurascens' foliage, Lewes, UK, 2007
The putative Field Elm cultivar Ulmus minor 'Purpurascens' was listed by Lavallée  in Arboretum Segrezianum 236, 1877, as U. campestris var. purpurascens, but without description, and later by Schneider in Illustriertes Handbuch der Laubholzkunde, 1:220, 1904. Krüssmann  in Handbuch der Laubgehölze 2: 540, 1962, identified it as a cultivar.
The tree has small leaves approximately 25 mm long, tinged with purple when young, but turning dark-green later, and usually remaining a shrub.
Two trees survive in Brighton; see under 'Accessions'.
- Brighton & Hove City Council, UK, NCCPG Elm Collection. Brighton & Hove Junior School (1 tree), Cottesmore St. Mary School (1 tree, National Champion) and Davigdor Road (1 tree).