Ulmus carpinifolia

Cornish elm is one of several regional races of the Smooth-leaved elm, Uhnus carpinifolia. that have narrow crowns. In this form the lower branches are more or less fastigiate. following the upward trend of the trunk and not diverging far nor growing very large. Towards the tip larger branches spread out at asharp angle, rather like the inner ribs of an umbrella, to carry a rounded crown. Because their branching is light, certain narrow-crowned kinds are often chosen for street or park planting, since the danger from branch-shedding is small. The leaves are small and oval.

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Typical elm crowns: A. Cornish elm. Ulmus carpinifolia var. comublensis. L English elm, U.proceia, 1. Huntingdon elm, U. X hollandica 'Vegeta'. 3- Wheatley elm. U. carpinifolia var, samiensis.

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Typical elm crowns: A. Cornish elm. Ulmus carpinifolia var. comublensis. L English elm, U.proceia, 1. Huntingdon elm, U. X hollandica 'Vegeta'. 3- Wheatley elm. U. carpinifolia var, samiensis.

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