Ulmus glabra x minor (U. x vegeta)
A widely spreading tree often similar in habit to U. glabra, found in hedgerows and field-borders but rarely in woodland. It is limited in its natural ecological and geographical ranges to those of its U. minor parent. Lowland.
Natural hybrids are common within the range of U. minor subsp. minor in C. England and S. Wales, but widespread planting has obscured the native distribution. Most planted trees are the cultivar `Huntingdon Elm`, which unlike some of the natural hybrids shows the Dutch Elm disease resistance and lack of suckering of its U. glabra parent. This hybrid is probably under-recorded in S. England and S. Wales.
Recorded from W. & C. Europe.
PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.