Ulmus americana 'Star'

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Ulmus americana 'Star'
SpeciesUlmus americana
Cultivar'Star'
OriginPlumfield Nurseries, Fremont, Nebraska, US

The American Elm cultivar Ulmus americana 'Star' was a selection made by the Plumfield Nursery, Fremont, Nebraska, c. 1945.[1]

Description[edit]

'Star' was cloned by grafting cuttings from a local tree of compact growth with a much-branched, globose crown,[1] very compact, but ultimately 'not as tall as others' (presumably other American elms).[2]

Cultivation[edit]

'Star' was first marketed by the Plumfield Nursery (ceased trading c. 1980) in 1957; without any known resistance to Dutch elm disease, it is unlikely the tree remains in cultivation in North America or beyond.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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. ^ Moffet, L. Plumfield Nursery Spring 1959 Wholesale Trade List. Plumfield Nursery, Fremont, Nebraska.