|Grid reference||ST 19708 77984|
|Common name||'New Horizon' Elm|
|Status||GB Champion 2015|
|Height||16M March 2015|
|Height||18M June 2017|
|Girth||146cm March 2015|
|Girth||166cm June 2017|
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.
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.
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