Monday, November 7, 2016

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

Chrysanthemum Show at Smith College Greenhouses Saturday, November 5, 2016 to Sunday, November 20, 2016.