Vascular – Exotic
Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs
Large deciduous tree up to about 40 m high with grey fissured bark and an invasive suckering habit.
Large tree up to about 40 m high with suckering habit, and grey fissured bark. Stems hairy at first but becoming smooth and grey then with thick corky bark. Adult leaves ovate (usually with asymmetric leaf bases) and up to 12 cm long, with obvious lateral veins in 9-14 pairs. Leaves of suckering shoots usually shorter. The fruit are light brown and up to 3 cm long.
There are several cultivars of hybrid origin, and many other Ulmus species in cultivation; occasionally species or cultivars are grafted onto suckering elm as rootstock. Mature leaves are required for identification. The adult leaves taper to a fine point.
Reason For Introduction
Seed and suckering