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Ulmus 'Wingham'
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elm 'Wingham'

Stately, fast-growing, upright, deciduous tree, eventually growing to about 30m tall, with oval mid to dark green leaves that turn golden-yellow in autumn. Insignificant reddish-brown flowers are followed by brown winged fruits. Significant resistance to Dutch elm disease

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Size
Ultimate height
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
20–50 years
Ultimate spread
Wider than 8 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Red Brown Green Brown
Summer Green
Autumn Gold Yellow
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Ulmaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Genus

Ulmus are deciduous trees, often large, with elliptic or ovate leaves often colouring well in autumn; inconspicuous flowers are followed by winged fruits

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in any well drained soil in full sun or partial shade Note: this elm is an excellent host for the rare and endangered UK native White-letter Hairstreak butterfly that rely on elm trees for breeding habitat

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in summer. Chip budding and grafting may also be used

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Architectural
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Wildlife gardens
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids, bark beetles, horse chestnut scale and elm gall mites

Diseases

A recent elm hybrid introduction, bred for its exceptional resistance to Dutch elm disease. May be susceptible to coral spot, honey fungus and phytophthora

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