Listing for Ulmus (Elm)
A group of larger trees, highly regarded for parks, avenues and properties where they are excellent for providing shade and protection for structures. Elms are hardy and resistant to winds, many adverse conditions and tolerant of atmospheric pollution. Many styles are available including the well-known Golden Elm through to newer introductions of Chinese Elm. They are long-lived, generally moderate to slow growing trees that are quite tolerant of drier conditions once established and eventually can become quite large trees. The Elms planted around the streets and parks of Australia are a highly valued feature. Elms are best planted in winter when dormant and are suitable for the cold to cool temperate regions of Australia.
Includes Ulmus glabra 'Lutescens' - Golden Elm, Ulmus minor 'Variegata' - Silver Elm, Ulmus parvifolia 'Emer I' Athena, Ulmus parvifolia 'Emer II' Allee®, Ulmus parvifolia 'Todd', Ulmus procera - English Elm.