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Ulmus minor 'Rueppellii'

Summary
Ulmus minor 'Rueppellii' is a Field Elm cultivar said to have been introduced to Europe from Tashkent by the Späth nursery, Berlin. Noted in 1881 as a 'new elm', it was listed in Späth Catalogue 73, p. 124, 1888–89, and in subsequent catalogues, as Ulmus campestris Rueppelli, and later by Krüssmann as a cultivar. Description 'Rueppellii' was a pyramidal tree with a single stem and numerous ascending branches forming a globose or ovoid crown, much like 'Umbraculifera'. The branches are slightly corky, and the branchlets pubescent, bearing small leaves similar to those of the Cornish Elm, measuring long by wide, the surface likened to that of the wych elm U. glabra. Pests and diseases Most U. minor cultivars are susceptible to Dutch elm disease, but, if not grafted, can survive through root-sucker regrowth. Specimens planted in Poland suffered from European elm scale. Cultivation No specimens are known to survive. Three spec
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