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Ulmus x hollandica 'Jacqueline Hillier'

Previously known as:

  • Ulmus × elegantissima
Phonetic Spelling
ULM-us hol-LAN-dee-kuh
Description

'Jacqueline Hillier' was discovered growing in a garden in Birmingham, England in the early 1960s.  It is a slow-growing dwarf variety with a shrubby form and small leaves often used by bonsai enthusiasts.  Left to grow unpruned it will grow 6-8 feet tall and wide. The attractive leaves turn orange in the fall. Resistant to Dutch elm disease.

Grow in full sun to light shade in moist well-drained soils. Use in small gardens, rockeries, low hedges, and bonsai. 

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'Jacqueline Hillier'
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Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Jacqueline Hillier'
'Jacqueline Hillier'
Tags:
#sun#small tree#small spaces#container plant#slow growing#bonsai#dwarf#asian garden#patio
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ulmus
    Species:
    hollandica
    Family:
    Ulmaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe, Turkey
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Dutch Elm Disease
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Multi-trunked
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Samara
    Fruit Description:
    Flat papery samara with 1 seed
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Late March insignificant flowers
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Rough
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Orange
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Doubly Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    1 & 1/3 inch dark green leaves with serrated margins growing with a distinctive herringbone pattern along the branched stems. Fall color is orange
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Small Tree
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Diseases