Ulmus glabra 'Lutescens' - Golden Elm

Family: Ulmaceae.
Landscape value: An eye-catching, golden-foliaged Elm with a wide spreading habit. Ulmus glabra ‘Lutescens’ is a very impressive shade tree that can create foliage contrast in larger parks, gardens and properties where there is space for it to develop to its full potential.
Height: 10 metre(s)
Width: 12 metre(s)
Growth rate: Moderate.
Habit: Upward spreading when young, becoming dense and broadly rounded with multiple low branching as it matures.
Foliage: Bright greenish-gold, broadly obovate leaves up to 16 cm long, turning yellow in autumn. Rough to the touch on upper surface. In spring, the new growth is a pale lime-green.
Flowers: Insignificant.
Fruit: Rounded samaras up to 2 cm long.
Bark: Dark greyish-brown. Lightly fissured.
Tolerances: Adaptable to a wide range of site conditions, but best in moist, well drained soils. Good tolerance to air pollution.
Comments: May require occasional irrigation in hot, dry conditions, but avoid waterlogged sites. Propagated onto a minimal-suckering rootstock and will generally not produce suckers unless damaged. Prone to attack by Elm Leaf Beetle and use of an integrated pest control regime is advised in areas where it is known to be present. Sometimes confused with U. procera ‘Louis van Houtte’.
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All tree sizes are an estimate of the tree dimensions at 20 years.