Scotch Elm

Arbor Walk #84, Treekeeper ID #3382

This cultivar of the Scotch Elm, known as the Camperdown Elm, is a large deciduous tree with a rounded crown and bowing, drooping branches. While the wild-type Scotch Elm may reach 70′-100′ in height, the Camperdown Elm will not grow above 30′ tall. The wild Scotch Elm is native to areas from Great Britain to Siberia. Its insignificant flowers give way to single-seed samaras which house each seed in a papery wing; however, ‘Camperdownii’ will not grow from seeds. Instead, it is grafted, as the cultivar originated from a genetic mutation that will not keep its unique features through reproduction.

NameScotch Elm
Latin NameUlmus glabra
Indigenous Name(s)
Cultivar/Variety ‘Camperdownii’
Commercial Name

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