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Ulmus glabra 'Camperdownii' (Scotch Elm)

Scotch Elm 'Camperdownii', Camperdown Elm


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.

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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 Ulmus - Elms
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 15' – 25' (4.5m – 7.5m)
Spread 20' – 30' (6m – 9m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
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 Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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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.


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 Ulmus - Elms
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 15' – 25' (4.5m – 7.5m)
Spread 20' – 30' (6m – 9m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
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 Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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