Ulmus minor 'Folia Alba-Punctata'

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Ulmus minor 'Folia Alba-Punctata'
Species Ulmus minor
Cultivar 'Folia Alba-Punctata'

The Field Elm cultivar Ulmus minor 'Folia Alba-Punctata' was first identified by C. de Vos [1] in 1867, [2] as Ulmus campestris fol. albo punctatis. The tree is assumed to be U. minor by Green. [3]



C. de Vos described the tree as having leaves dotted, not flecked, with white.


No specimens are known to survive. An 'Album Punctatum', with "white-speckled foliage", appeared in the 1902 catalogue of the Bobbink and Atkins nursery, Rutherford, New Jersey, though this may have been the 'Punctata' more common in cultivation at that time. [4]

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  2. De Vos, C. (1867). Beredeneerd woordenboek der voornaamste heesters en coniferen, in Nederland gekweekt. Groningen: J. B. Wolters. p. 135.
  3. Green, Peter Shaw (1964). "Registration of cultivar names in Ulmus". Arnoldia. Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University. 24 (6–8): 41–80. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  4. Bobbink and Atkins, Rutherford. N.J. 1902. p. 51.