Ulmus glabra ‘Camperdownii’
Ulmus glabra ‘Camperdownii’ which is a grafted weeping elm. This Wych Elm cultivar commonly known as the Camperdown Elm, was discovered about 1835–1840 (often mis-stated as '1640') as a young contorted elm growing in the forest at Camperdown House, in Dundee,
Scotland, by the Earl of Camperdown's head forester, David Taylor. The young tree was lifted and replanted within the gardens of Camperdown House where it remains to this day. The original tree, which grows on its own roots, is less than 3 m tall, with a weeping habit and contorted branch structure. The earl's gardener is said to have produced the first of what are commonly recognised as Camperdown elms by grafting a cutting to the trunk of a wych elm (U. glabra). The word "wych" (also spelled "witch") comes from the Old English wice, meaning pliant or supple, which also gives definition to wicker and weak. Our tree was transplanted from the Leongatha hospital grounds in 2013.
94.00 Location E7 Latitude; -38.402790500000 Longitude;146.054049300000