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Wych Elm

Ulmus glabra • Scotch elm, Scots elm

Non-native

Wych elm is a large species of elm that are native to Europe. It is a large deciduous species, typically reaching heights up to 30 meters tall. It is essentially a montane species, growing at elevations up to 1500 meters, preferring sites with moist soils and high humidity. It usually grows in hilly or rocky woodlands, or beside streams and ditches.

 

 

Leaf

Leaves deep green and very rough above, hairy underneath, thick. Asymmetrical base with one side curled over the stalk almost concealing. Edged with sharp double teeth.

Fruit/Seed

Greenish to pale brown, hairless, flat winged nutlets (samaras). Hang in tassel-like clusters.

Bark

Grey relatively smooth, mature bark brownish-grey with fissures and plates.

Flower

Small and in dense, tassel-like clusters. No petals. Flower in March.

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