Our Disease-Resistant Elm
Over the last 30 years, Ulmus ‘New Horizon’ has been planted in select locations across Europe and the UK and has proven to be Dutch elm disease resistant. Years of propagation by Hillier has allowed the number of U. ‘New Horizon’ trees grown on the company’s tree nurseries to reach a reasonable level. Against this backdrop, in May 2019 Hillier launched a campaign; ‘Re-elming the British Countryside’ at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, led by Dame Judi Dench. Through it, Hillier hopes to expand the presence of the glorious elm throughout Great Britain.
“The great thing about Ulmus ‘New Horizon’ is not only that it is proven disease-resistant, but also how incredibly tolerant it is of almost any condition,” adds Jamie. “From floods to frost, poor soil and pollution it can withstand almost anything. This made it easy for us to agree with it as an excellent selection by the Coventry Tree Wardens Group.”