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Ulmus glabra ‘Camperdownii’ (Scotch Elm)

Scotch Elm 'Camperdownii', Camperdown Elm

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Ulmus glabra ‘Camperdownii’ (Scotch Elm) is a large weeping tree forming a handsome dome of branches that gracefully weep, sometimes almost kissing the ground. Its dark green, sandpapery leaves turn golden-yellow in the fall. A most attractive specimen tree or shade tree. However, Scotch Elm is susceptible to the Dutch Elm disease, which causes wilt and death.

  • Grows up to 15-25 ft. tall (4-8 m) and 20-30 ft. wide (16-9 m).
  • A full sun or partial shade lover, this tree is easily grown in any well-drained soils. Drought tolerant.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant.
  • Keep an eye out for aphids, leafhoppers, gall mites and Dutch elm disease.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings in summer. Chip budding and grafting may also be used.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 6
Heat Zones 2 - 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Ulmaceae
Genus Ulmus
Common names Elm
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 15' - 25'
(4.6m - 7.6m)
Spread 20' - 30'
(6.1m - 9.1m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Ulmus alata (Winged Elm)
Ulmus americana (American Elm)
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Seiju’ (Chinese Elm)
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Frosty’ (Chinese Elm)
Ulmus glabra ‘Lutescens’ (Golden Elm)
Ulmus pumila (Siberian Elm)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 6
Heat Zones 2 - 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Ulmaceae
Genus Ulmus
Common names Elm
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 15' - 25'
(4.6m - 7.6m)
Spread 20' - 30'
(6.1m - 9.1m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage
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Do I Need?
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