Ulmus americana 'Beebe's Weeping'
|Ulmus americana 'Beebe's Weeping'|
'Beebe's Weeping', Illinois
|Origin||Galena, Illinois, US|
The American Elm cultivar Ulmus americana 'Beebe's Weeping' was propagated from a tree growing in the wild at Galena, Illinois, by Mr. E. Beebe circa 1889. It was marketed by the Klehm nursery of Arlington Heights, Illinois, in the early 20th century, as Ulmus 'American Galena Weeping', "American Weeping Elm".
'Beebe's Weeping' has thick cord-like branches which curve over as they grow, similar to a Weeping Willow, creating a dome of foliage. A very fast growing cultivar, trees grown at Germantown, Philadelphia were reputed to gain 6 m (20 ft) per annum. Klehm's top-grafted it at about 8 ft.
Pests and diseases
No specific information available, but the species as a whole is highly susceptible to Dutch Elm Disease and Elm Yellows; it is also moderately preferred for feeding and reproduction by the adult Elm Leaf Beetle Xanthogaleruca luteola , and highly preferred for feeding by the Japanese Beetle Popillia japonica   in the United States. U. americana is also the most susceptible of all the elms to verticillium wilt.
A few specimens are known to survive in the United States, mostly in Illinois where the cultivar originated.
Named for Mr. E. Beebe, discoverer of the tree.
- Ulmus fulva pendula: Meehan, Garden & Forest 2: 286, 1889.
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- Klehm's Nurseries, Season of 1910, Arlington Heights, Illinois, 1910, p.12
- Meehan, (1889), in Garden & Forest, 2: 286, 1889.
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- Miller, Fredric; Ware, George; Jackson, Jennifer (2001-04-01). "Preference of Temperate Chinese Elms ( Ulmus spp.) for the Adult Japanese Beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)". Journal of Economic Entomology. Oxford University Press (OUP). 94 (2): 445–448. doi:10.1603/0022-0493-94.2.445. ISSN 0022-0493.
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