Ulmus 'Lobel' at Bute Park

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Ulmus 'Lobel'
mid November 2015

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Ulmus 'Lobel'
late June 2016

Grid reference ST 17740 76957
Common name Lobel elm
Origin Research origin
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2023
Tag 2312
Old tag 349
Planted 1991/92
Height 22M November 2015
Height 22M October 2023
Girth 211cm November 2015
Girth 267cm March 2023
Reference 336

This tree is on the south edge of the Sunken Lawn.

Ulmus 'Lobel' bark

Ulmus 'Lobel' bark
January 2016

Ulmus 'Lobel' leaf

Ulmus 'Lobel' leaves
mid July 2016

General tree description

Ulmus 'Lobel' is a hybrid elm cultivar, bred for resistance to Dutch elm disease. It was cloned in 1962 from Ulmus glabra 'Exoniensis' x wallichiana (Wych elm) and Ulmus x hollandica 'Bea Schwarz'. It is a medium sized tree, typically 15 to 18 metres tall, and has a narrow upright shape. Its bark is smooth silver-grey, developing blackish-grey grooves in maturity. The leaves are obovate, dark green, 6 to 9 cm and are notably late to flush in spring. Light green flowers appear in bunches in March/April. The fruits are brown, flat winged nutlets.