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Wych Elm, Ulmus glabra, is a hardy native Elm that can be used as a hedge plant on fertile, moist soils, although it isn't suitable for waterlogged sites. When it is clipped as a hedge, it will not attract Elm Bark Beetles.
Wych Elm will reach 30 metres if it grows freely as a tree.
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Wych Elm hedge plants are only delivered bareroot, during winter (Nov-March).
All our hedge plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).
Spacing a Wych Elm hedge:
Plant Wych Elm hedging at 3 plants per metre, 33cms apart.
General description of Wych Elm plants:
Wych Elm, Ulmus glabra, is a very hardy, large native tree. Grow as a tree, it tends to have a short trunk that breaks up into large branches a couple of metres above the ground. These will be fairly upright with spreading side branches, so mature trees are often as wide as they are tall. Wych Elm can also be clipped as a hedge, which looks great in summer with its lush, big serrated leaves.
History & uses of Ulmus glabra:
Ulmus glabra is native from Scotland to Russia and is found in the Alps, especially around Switzerland. The Gaelic name for it Leam and the Romans called Loch Lomond "Leamanonius Lacus", which means Lake of the Elms. The timber is so resistant to rotting that water pipes were once made from it. The leaves are good fodder for animals.
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