Ulmus minor sensu Stace

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaUlmaceaeUlmusUlmus minor sensu Stace


An extremely variable tree, with many named variants, varying from widely spreading to almost fastigiate, occurring in hedgerows, wood margins and field-borders, rarely in woodland but often forming small copses. Lowland.



World Distribution

European Temperate element; widely naturalised outside its native range.

Atlas Change Index: 0.75

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


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.