Ulmus glabra ‘Horizontalis’

Scotch Elm, Horizontal Elm


  • Has wide spreading branches which are quite horizontal when young with the mature form more dome shaped.
  • Foliage is dark green after an early spring display of masses of lime green seeds.
  • Autumns colours of yellow.


  • Great in a large garden or park.
  • Also used as a shade tree and can be trimmed annually to keep smaller, so suitable for a medium sized garden.

Growing Conditions

  • Very wind and frost hardy.
  • Moderately coastal hardy.
  • Will grow in dry to very moist conditions.
  • Full sun to partial shade.


Height Width
5 year old tree 2.5m 3.0m
10 year old tree 4.0m 6.0m
Country of Origin:   Europe

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