A Good Time to Visit The Botanic Gardens and Arboretum of Smith College this FAll of 2016
Ulmus glabra ‘Camperdownii’
(also known as U. x vegeta ‘Camperdownii’)
Camperdown Elm Ulmaceae (Garden Origin)
Creeping in habit, this cultivar is grafted onto the
understock of an upright elm for a dramatic display of pendulous branches. ‘Camperdownii’ originated
from a seedling found growing at Camperdown
House near Dundee, Scotland, in the early 1800s.
The graft union is visible on the trunk where the
furrowed and cross-checked barks join. The rough,
sandpaper-like leaves turn yellow in fall. Olmsted’s
original plant lists include this tree as well as the
Ginkgo, Sciadopitys, and Cercidiphyllum.
Show at Smith College Greenhouses Saturday, November
5, 2016 to Sunday, November 20, 2016.