Wych or Scotch Elm

The Wych or Scotch Elm is found in Europe to north and west Asia. This is the only species of three native to Britain that is native in Scotland. It is reputed to be more resistant to the current strain of Dutch Elm Disease. A resistant clone of Ulmus glabra has been found in Scotland and is under trial at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh. It has been planted in parks but the Weeping Elm - Ulmus glabra 'Camperdown' is more frequently planted and more conspicuous. This occurred at Camperdown Estate in Angus about 1850.