“Ulmus glabra (Wych Elm) is a native elm to the UK and here in Ireland.
Hop like greenish flowers are produced in the spring before large vigorous leaves cover the weeping crown in the summer months. It is mushroom shaped with thick branches cascading downwards and this is why it is considered Dutch elm disease resistant as it generally grows lower than the 15 feet of the infecting flying beetle.
It’s green leaves turn yellow and brown in autumn and it thrives on most soil types. Can grow up to 20 metres with a maximum 7 to 8 metre spread.”