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Wingham

Ulmus x Wingham
Wingham

Wingham is a modern elm, with perhaps the best resistance to Dutch Elm Disease currently available.

Like all elms it will eventually become a large stately tree, ideal for parks and big vistas.

Wingham is also a good host for the White-letter Hairstreak butterfly, a native UK species which is entirely dependent on elms for breeding.

Please note that Wingham is very vigorous and we may have to cut the tree back to fit in the delivery carton. This does not stop the tree growing and does not affect the long-term shape of the tree, and we can advise on further shaping if necessary.

Wingham elm trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £65.00
    In a 12L pot
    Very large size (4m-7m after 10 years)
Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.

How to grow

Like most elms Wingham is a fast growing tree, capable of adding up to 1m of growth per year in good conditions. It should reach a mature height of 7m or more.

It is very tolerant of urban pollution.

History

Wingham was developed in Italy and is a hybrid with a mixed ancestry of several elm species. It was trialled in the UK by the Frank P. Matthews nursery in conjunction with elm enthusiast Dr David Herling. The first UK examples were planted in the village of Wingham in Kent, after which it has been named.