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Ugni molinae 'Villarica Strawberry'

Introduced by Paul Barney from Pucon, Chile, this slightly smaller leaved, hardier form of the species is a welcome addition to horticulture and gives more of us the chance to grow this fab fruiting plant outside permanently. A small evergreen shrub myrtle with lightly scented white bells in summer, followed by distinctive and delicious dark red fruits in autumn. To 1.5m.

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Ulmus 'Frontier' (new)

A fine modern hybrid elm from the USA with a very good resistence to Dutch Elm Disease (rated 4 out of 5). Forming an upright, pyramidal crown to probably more than 10m tall, with glossy, relatively small foliage that turns, very unusually, to a rich burgundy in autumn. Very hardy and easy in the UK.

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Ulmus 'Regal' (new)

Very resistant to Dutch Elm Disease (rated 4 out of 5), this American raised hybrid elm makes a strong growing upright tree, of columnar form when young, less so in maturity. The canopy is not dense, as in many other elms, creating a light canopy and dappled shade. Foliage is narrowly elliptical, 5 to 10cm long. Hardy and easy.

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Ulmus bergmanniana (new)

A widespread Chinese elm, closely related to our native Wych Elm, but with a good moderate resistance to Dutch Elm Disease. There has been a tree at Kew since 1973, which still thrives to this day. Not a fast growing species, this forms a handsome broad crowned tree and has reached 10m at Kew so far. Extremely rare in cultivation.

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Ulmus chenmoui (new)

A newly available very cold hardy Chinese elm with a very high degree of resistance to Dutch Elm Disease, making a tree to 20m tall. Foliage is comparatively large, grey green and with deep red tints in autumn. The bark exfoliates in flakes.

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Ulmus davidiana var. davidiana (new)

A very hardy Eastern Asian elm resembling the American elm, U. americana, in all but ultimate size, reaching only 15m at maturity and forming a dense canopy. Leaves emerge dark-red, turning green and rough hairy. This has a good resistance to Dutch Elm Disease and even young specimens have been seen to recover from infection in the UK.

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Ulmus laevis (new)

One of the most disease resistant elms, due to its bark being highly distasteful to Elm bark beetles, and virtually never infected in Western Europe. It makes fine specimens in France, where the seed for these was collected and enjoys a moist to even rather wet soil, tolerating seasonal complete inundation with ease. A large vigorous tree, very rarely seen in the UK.

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Ulmus parvifolia

An elegant, medium-sized, graceful looking Elm with a rounded head of branches. The small, rich-green, glossy foliage is held fresh until the New Year. Suitable for virtually any soil or site, this species is very resistant to Dutch Elm Disease, though is rarely seen or offered for sale.

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Ulmus szechuanica (new)

A Chinese species, very rarely seen in cultivation, this forms a smallish tree with a spreading, umbrella-like crown, usually under 10m tall though can be taller. Found to show resistence to Dutch Elm Disease in American trials. Leaves obovate with a drawn out tip emerge dark red, becoming green.

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Ulmus uyematsui

New to cultivation in the West, this elm from the mountain forests of Taiwan is extremely hardy and will probably make a medium sized tree here to perhaps 20m. Many Asian elms show remarkable resistance to Dutch Elm Disease so this could prove long lasting here. The elliptic to oblong-elliptic leaves emerge flushed red in spring and the grey bark is fissured.

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Ulmus villosa ex Kashmir (new)

From seed collected in Kupwara, Kashmir, this beautiful and distinctive elm is now offered for wider planting in cultivation. Very rarely seen this has a low susceptibility to Dutch Elm disease and a fine specimen grows at Kew, etc. It makes a large tree with semi-pendent branching and slightly grey green leaves that emerge with a red tint. The bark is almost cherry-like.

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