Ulmus glabra 'Camperdownii'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||ULL-mus GLAY-bruh|
|Lore||The Camperdown elm's unique appearance filled a need for unique cold hardy plants in the Victorian garden, particularly those with weeping character, explaining its widespread popularity so early on.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast grower to 20 to 25 ft. tall, 18 to 20 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||This small tree makes a striking statement in the landscape with its branches weeping to the ground. Plant it alone as a specimen or combine it with shrubs with contrasting form.|
|Landscape Use||Specimen, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||The upright form and spring flowers of Mount Fuji Japanese Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata 'Mount Fuji') works well with this elm. For winter greenery, plant Emerald Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis'Emerald'). The spreading form and bright fall color of Persian Ironwood (Parrotia persica) makes a striking contrast.|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-7