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Wych Elm in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Ulmus glabra

 

Wych Elm

Elm trees are deciduous or semi deciduous trees. The Wych Elm is deciduous, with smooth, grey bark that becomes grey-brown and grooved after 20 years. The twigs are dark grey and are covered in coarse hairs, and leaf buds are hairy, and purple-black. The leaves are larger than other elms, at 7-16 cm long, and are toothed, and have a characteristic asymmetrical base and tapering to a sudden point at the top. Clusters of red-purple hermaphrodite flowers appear before the leaves in early Spring, spaced out along the twigs and small branches, and are followed by small, winged fruits known as samaras that are dispersed by the wind

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plant Features
  • Wych Elm likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Wych Elm likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Wych Elm is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Wych Elm likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Wych Elm

Latin name

Ulmus glabra

type

Tree

family

Ulmaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Wych Elm likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Wych Elm is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Wych Elm likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Wych Elm likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Wych Elm is 10.00meters x 30.00meters 10.00 M 30.00 M

Ulmus glabra

Elm trees are deciduous or semi deciduous trees. The Wych Elm is deciduous, with smooth, grey bark that becomes grey-brown and grooved after 20 years. The twigs are dark grey and are covered in coarse hairs, and leaf buds are hairy, and purple-black. The leaves are larger than other elms, at 7-16 cm long, and are toothed, and have a characteristic asymmetrical base and tapering to a sudden point at the top. Clusters of red-purple hermaphrodite flowers appear before the leaves in early Spring, spaced out along the twigs and small branches, and are followed by small, winged fruits known as samaras that are dispersed by the wind


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Trees which have a trunk less than about two inches in diameter often require staking and some early pruning to prevent leaning and blowover due to a heavy crown and unstable root system.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Late Autumn

Propagation is by seed, summer cuttings, or grafts.

 
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