Ulmus 'New Horizon' at Roath Mill Gardens

Ulmus 'New Horizon' 0

Ulmus 'New Horizon'
March 2015

Ulmus 'New Horizon' 1

Ulmus 'New Horizon'
late April 2015

Ulmus 'New Horizon' 2

Ulmus 'New Horizon'
mid July 2015

Ulmus 'New Horizon' 3

Ulmus 'New Horizon'
late June 2017

Grid reference ST 19708 77984
Common name 'New Horizon' Elm
Deciduous Yes
Status GB Champion 2015
Planted c.1995
Height 16M March 2015
Height 18M June 2017
Girth 146cm March 2015
Girth 166cm June 2017
Reference 119

This tree is thought be one of the earliest Ulmus 'New Horizon' to be planted in Britain. It was obtained from Hillier's Nurseries before Ulmus 'New Horizon' was added to their catalogue and marketed generally. It is about 10 years older than those U. 'New Horizon' planted as an avenue in Pontcanna Fields in December 2004 to mark Cardiff's centenary as a city, and its Golden Jubilee as the capital of Wales, in 2005. Cardiff also received a designation as European City of the Elm 2005.[1]

Ulmus 'New Horizon' bark

Ulmus 'New Horizon' bark
March 2015

Ulmus 'New Horizon' leaf

Ulmus 'New Horizon' leaf
mid July 2015

General tree description

Ulmus 'New Horizon' is a hybrid cultivar from a crossing of the Siberian Elm (Ulmus pumila) with the Japanese Elm (Ulmus davidiana var. japonica). It was patented in 1994, and reportedly has excellent resistance to Dutch elm disease. It has a compact, pyramidal form and dense foliage comprising dark-green, elliptical leaves up to 9cm long by 7cm broad. Small green flowers appear in spring before the foliage emerges.

Sources of Information

  1. Personal communication (TD)