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Flowering in Apr
Hardy (Cold winter)
Height (when grown)
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Exposed, Sheltered, Some Protection
Acidic, Chalky / Alkaline, Clay, Most soils, Well-drained
A disease- resistant hybrid, the Elm – Ulmus wingham has been bred to take the place of our wonderful lost English Elm. With an upright habit Wingham saplings have dark green leaves and needs a rich fertile moist soil to thrive. In maturity the fast-growing Wingham Elms will provide a fairly large canopy of mid-green oval leaves.
It is wind resistant, hardy and tolerated Urban pollution. It flowers at an early age and in healthy conditions will grow up to 7m in 10 years. It is helpful to insects and is an ideal host for the rare White- Letter Hairstreak butterfly. It is important to keep well-watered in dry weather and mulch well.
It is the most Dutch Elm disease resistant cultivar available and we all hope it will grow to give the pleasure and beauty of our sadly missed and loved English Elm.
Cultivation: Landscape, tolerant to Urban pollution
Soil: Rich fertile, moist soil.
Position: Sun semi shade, wind resistant
Foliage: Deciduous, green oval leaves
Flowering: Flowers from an early age
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Growth: Fast growing
Benefits to Wildlife: Yes, especially endangered White-Letter Hairstreak butterfly
Height & Spread in 10 years: 7m x 4m (approx.)
DID YOU KNOW: Named after Kentish Village where it was successfully trialled by Dr. David Herling (1963-20200 With a strong resistance to elm dieback. The original hybrid came from the Institute of Plant Protection in Florence Italy where it was first trialled in 1973.
It shows good promise as a host tree to the White-Letter Hairstreak butterfly which has become endangered due to its dependence on Elms. The Wingham hopefully will help save this lovely butterfly survive as insects are fairly adaptable although it will possibility not be as palatable as our few native Elms.
The tree is watered before being carefully packed by one of our experienced staff on site. It comes in a cardboard box lined with straw. (We try to use as much recycling material as possible) The box is addressed to the customer or a specified name and address and sent out overnight delivery to arrive on requested dates.
Please note the size of the tree that you are ordering, as our trees are provided for our clients to plant themselves, which may appear at a small size rather than the fully grown tree as shown in the photos.
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