Ulmus americana 'Minneapolis Park'

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Ulmus americana
Cultivar 'Minneapolis Park'
Origin Minneapolis, USA

The American Elm cultivar Ulmus americana 'Minneapolis Park' was a selection made by the Minneapolis Park Department as being particularly suited to boulevard planting.

Description[edit]

The tree has a relatively high number of stiff, upright branches creating a broad pyramidal shape.[1]

Pests and diseases[edit]

'Minneapolis Park' was ultimately found to be very susceptible to Dutch elm disease.

Cultivation[edit]

First advertised for sale in 1958, but owing to its susceptibility [1] to disease it is unlikely the tree remains in cultivation. However, some authorities regard the tree as identical to 'Moline', an example of which survives at the Morton Arboretum.

Synonymy[edit]

  • 'Minneapolis Park Board': Sherman Nursery, Charles City, Iowa, Wholesale Cat., Spring 1960.

References[edit]

  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.