Ulmus glabra. WYCH ELM. Europe, Central Asia
ULMACEAE (Elm family)
Wych elm, sometimes known as
The variety ‘Camperdownii’ can be found in the Canfield Court lawn near Meyer Library. About 6 feet tall in 2003 (planted February 2003), it has weeping limbs that reach to the ground. At Filoli in Woodside, Camperdown elms south of the swimming pool pavilion form a dense, high canopy. The original tree appeared as a sport of U. glabra in 1850 at Camperdown House near Dundee, Scotland.
Illustrations (links open new windows): habit |Additions/Revisions: The two trees reported on the NE corner of Roth and Palm were removed 10/04: the larger of the two appeared to be an old tree about 25 feet tall [21 yards north of Roth and 55 yards to Palm Drive sidewalk]. The remaining Camperdown elm in Canfield Court was removed June 2008, suffering from sunscald, scales, root rot, and too much water.
Name derivation, genus | species Ul'mus: the classical Latin name for the elm (ref. genus Ulmus)Related material: