Ulmus pumila 'Dwarf Weeper'

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Ulmus pumila 'Dwarf Weeper'
Ulmus pumila 'Dwarf Weeper' - Grange Farm arboretum. 2017-08-12 (45).jpg
'Dwarf Weeper', Grange Farm Arboretum
SpeciesUlmus pumila
Cultivar'Dwarf Weeper'
OriginUS

The Siberian Elm cultivar Ulmus pumila 'Dwarf Weeper' was discovered in a western Illinois garden and sold by the Arborvillage Nursery (ceased trading in 2006) Holt, Missouri.[1]

Description[edit]

The tree was described as "a strongly weeping little plant growing 7 ft (2.1 m) perhaps after many years".[1] A specimen at the Arborvillage Nursery was less than 3 ft (0.91 m) after 3 years.[1]

Pests and diseases[edit]

The species and its cultivars are highly resistant, but not immune, to Dutch elm disease, and unaffected by the Elm Leaf Beetle Xanthogaleruca luteola.[2]

Cultivation[edit]

Restricted to North America; the only known introduction to Europe, is at the Grange Farm Arboretum, England.

Putative specimen[edit]

A notably pendulous small-leaved elm in the JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, North Carolina (2019), labelled Ulmus minor subsp. minor 'Pendula', 'Weeping small-leaved elm', has U. pumila-type fruit and is indistinguishable in leaf and form from U. pumila 'Dwarf Weeper'. The arboretum acquired other specimen trees from Arborvillage Nursery, Holt, Missouri.[3]

Accessions[edit]

Europe

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Arborvillage Nursery Catalog 2005-6
  2. ^ "Elm Leaf Beetle Survey". Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  3. ^ Ulmus minor subsp. minor 'Pendula', 'Weeping small-leaved elm', JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, North Carolina