Wych Elm

Latin Name : Ulmus glabra

A large native tree which usually develops a dome-shaped crown, weeping a bit towards the outside. Usually covered in seed by mid-May, it reproduces itself that way, unlike other Elms which do it vegetatively.

Buds and Early Leaves

With a leaf that is rough to the touch, and confusingly like a Hazel leaf in appearance, the Wych Elm or Scottish Elm is Britain’s only truely native Elm. 

Notice the prolific production of seed compared to Ulmus procera. The Wych Elm reproduces by seed.