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Wet Soil: High

Dry Soil: Medium

Lime: High

Ulmus ‘San Zanobi’ is a one of the earlier Resista elms, and was released for commercial sale in 2002. It’s a cross between the Dutch hybrid Ulmus ‘Plantyn’ and Ulmus pumila and is named after Saint Zenobious, a bishop of Florence. It’s said that his funeral procession brought a dead elm back to life.

The foliage of the ‘San Zanobi’ is large, glossy and lanceolate. During spring, leaves emerge a fresh green colour transitioning to a darker green as summer arrives. Leaves stay well into autumn, but don’t display much autumn colour.

‘San Zanobi’branching is strongly fastigiate. Its narrow, columnar to pyramidal shape make it a great tree for urban areas. It’s a great alternative to Ulmus columnella, when lesser shade is needed.

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11m high x 4m wide after 25 years


Great for planting in parks, urban, and coastal areas.


Narrow cone shaped habit with strongly fastigiate branching. Will develop into a columnar or pyramidal shape.


Large, glossy and lanceolate. Fresh green in spring transitioning to a darker green as summer arrives. Not much autumn colour.


Grey-green bark


Ovate winged fruits


Will do well in most soils, including soils that are poor, however, ensure soil is free draining as it is not tolerant of bad drainage.

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