Wych Elm Hedge Plants - Delivered by Mail Order from the Nursery with a 1 Year Guarantee
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. Browse all of our other varieties of Elm trees for sale.
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.
Delivery: The basic delivery charge for orders of bareroot plants is £9.49 + vat, which increases to £12.55 + vat if you add any pot-grown plants, standard trees or fruit trees to the order. Because couriers sometimes experience delays, we schedule delivery by week, not by day. Therefore, please plan your planting day for the weekend at the end of the delivery week or for the week following delivery, at the earliest. You can choose the delivery week that suits you during checkout and we will email you the day before your plants are due to arrive.
Payment: We do not charge your card until we begin to prepare your order for packing.
Guarantee: If any plants die within a year, we will replace them. We only ask that you follow our planting & growing instructions and sent us clear photographs of the dead plants in situ, so we can help to make sure that the replacement plants succeed. You only pay for the delivery of the replacements.
Please note that our guarantee is void if there is a hosepipe ban in your area: your newly planted hedging must be watered in dry weather while it is establishing. The best way to water is very thoroughly every few days: at least once a week if there is no heavy rain.
Our nursery has been supplying container grown and bareroot hedging plants to gardeners, farmers and town planners since 1949. Our website started in 2003, so we do understand the concerns that you may have about buying hedging plants online. If any of your plants are damaged when they arrive or if you are otherwise not satisfied with your order after you inspect it, please repackage it and contact us. We will give you a refund or send replacements and send a courier to come and collect the unwanted plants.