English Elm

Latin Name : Ulmus procera

The English Elm used to be common in the English Landscape before the advent of ‘Dutch Elm Disease’, at which point it’s numbers were hugely decimated. Today, some 50 years later, it is beginning to show itself once more. This image however is of an avenue of mature trees in Australia, so is not quite the same as the English Elm !!

Typically on English Elm, the leaves are oval, double-toothed and serrated. They are also rough to the touch.

Typical Flower

They are quite rare on the English Elm, which tends to reproduce itself by vegetative suckering. However I’ll include photos of typical flower, fruit and seed incase you come across them.