Camperdown Weeping Elm Tree
Camperdown Weeping Elm Leaf
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Camperdown Weeping Elm Tree
Camperdown Weeping Elm Leaf
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4
  • Spacing: 25-30'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
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Camperdown Weeping Elm
Ulmus glabra 'Camperdownii'
$325.00
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Camperdown Weeping Elm is a tree that the whole family will enjoy. Adults will love this unusual ornamental tree’s majestic cascading form and the touch of elegance it lends to the landscape. The little ones, on the other hand, will be excited to discover the “fort” that will appear under the canopy if you let its gracefully arching branches sweep the ground. Even after the kids are grown, they’ll have a soft spot in their hearts for this tree because of the good times they had playing beneath its branches. Maybe one day they’ll bring the grandkids over to play under it, too!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4
  • Spacing: 25-30'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Show more ›
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The Story

In 1835 David Taylor discovered a contorted branch of an elm tree growing in the forest at Camperdown House in Dundee Scotland. Taylor was the head forester to the Earl of Camperdown. He replanted the young tree within the gardens of Camperdown House where it still remains to this day. The original tree is less than 9 feet tall with a lovely weeping habit and unusual contorted structure. He created the Camperdown Elm by grafting it to the trunk of the Wych elm. Every Camperdown Elm today originates from that mutant cutting found so long ago in Scotland.

The Details

This Elm is a legacy tree, a beautiful specimen and a kid's paradise all wrapped up in one! The weeping habit of this special Elm is just breaktaking, a graceful tree that would be welcome in any yard, large or small. The kids would have a ball playing beneath the arching branches and the branching structure of this magnificent tree is reason enough alone! Bright green foliage cover the arching branches throughout the season creating a cool and inviting space beneath.

How to Grow

Camperdown Elm is an adaptable tree, comfortable with frigid winters, less-than-perfect soils, and wet conditions.  It’s partial to full sun, but will also grow in light shade.  Being an Elm, it should come as no surprise that it plays host to some pests and diseases.  It can contract Dutch Elm Disease, though it rarely does in the U.S., and Elm Leaf Beetles sometimes chew the leaves, though the damage is merely superficial and not life-threatening.  Since flowers are not a factor, you can prune this tree at any time of year.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height 25'
Avg Mature Width 30'
Spacing 25-30'
Growth Rate Fast
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Yellow
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

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Size B Trees:

6-8' tall. Beautiful weeping form of Elm. Graceful weeping branching fully developed with strong caliper of 1 1/2" grown in our #15 tree container for this size.

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Camperdown Weeping Elm Tree
Camperdown Weeping Elm Leaf
Camperdown Weeping Elm Additional Product Shot 757
Camperdown Weeping Elm Additional Product Shot 758
Camperdown Weeping Elm Additional Product Shot 242
Camperdown Weeping Elm Additional Product Shot 855