Ulmus pumila photographed during the winter. Tree authority Michael Dirr has written that because of its tendency to lose limbs this species is “a poor ornamental tree that does not deserve to be planted anywhere!” Perhaps he has never seen Wheaton’s beautiful Siberian Elm.

  • COMMON NAME: Siberian Elm
  • LATIN NAME: Ulmus pumila
  • FAMILY: Ulmaceae
  • LOCATION: Barrows courtyard between Chapin and Larcom halls
Ulmus pumila photographed during the winter.Ulmus pumila bark has many ridges and furrows.
Branches of Ulmus pumila tend to break very easily.The large trunk of Ulmus pumila quickly branches off into smaller, brittle twigs.

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