Ulmus laevis 'Urticifolia'

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Ulmus laevis 'Urticifolia'
SpeciesUlmus laevis

The European White Elm cultivar Ulmus laevis 'Urticifolia' known as the Nettle Leaved Elm was raised by Jacques as a chance seedling in 1830, and propagated by grafting.[1] It was later mentioned by de Vries in 1906.[2][3]


Jacques described the leaves as looking like those of the ordinary nettle.[1] An 'Urticifolia' was described as having deeply toothed leaves, the teeth unequal and very pointed.[4] However, there were other elm cultivars named similarly to 'Urticifolia',[5] and so the description may not be of this U. laevis clone.


No specimens are known to survive.


Not known.


  1. ^ a b Jacques, Henru Antoine (1832). "Orme a feuilles d'ortie. Ulmus urticaefolia, Hortul". Revue horticole. 2: 128.
  2. ^ de Vries, Hugo (1906). Arten und Varietäten und ihre Entstehung durch Mutation. Gebr. Borntraeger. p. 376.
  3. ^ Elwes, Henry John; Henry, Augustine (1913). The Trees of Great Britain & Ireland. 7. p. 1853.
  4. ^ General catalogue, 1904 : choice hardy trees, shrubs, evergreens, roses, herbaceous plants, fruits, etc. New York: Frederick W. Kelsey. 1904. p. 18.
  5. ^ Green, Peter Shaw (1964). "Registration of cultivar names in Ulmus". Arnoldia. Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University. 24 (6–8): 41–80. Retrieved 16 February 2017.