132263 Japanese Elm Ulmus japonica (Ulmaceae) HEIGHT to 8m
Spreading, low-growing tree. BARK Grey-brown, scaly and ridged. BRANCHES Upright and spreading with downy shoots. LEAVES Narrow-ovate, to 10cm long, dark green, rough above, downy below; leaf bases unequal. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Papery fruits. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of Japan, planted here partly for its resistance to Dutch Elm Disease.