Found in parks, public gardens, country townships and streets, Dutch elms and English elms were widely planted in Australia - especially in Victoria - in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Widely used as street trees and in park avenues, a large number of elm avenues still remain today – aged between 60 and 140 years.
A large number of elm species and cultivars are grown in Australia, and though their commercial availability has changed over time they remain a popular choice for commercial and domestic landscaping applications.
Mt William Advanced Tree Nursery is currently growing some significant elms that have come from selected sources.
- Ulmus hollandica ‘Purpurascens’- Wallan
- Ulmus hollandica ‘Purpurascens’- Benalla
- Ulmus hollandica ‘Purpurascens’- Pleasant Street, Ballarat
- Ulmus x viminalis- Benalla botanical gardens
- Ulmus x viminalis- Lydiard Street, Ballarat
- Ulmus x procera – Finley Avenue, Camperdown
- Ulmus procera – Cnr Barkly/Eastwood Street, Bakery Hill Ballarat
- Ulmus procera – O’Shannasy Street, Sunbury
For more information on Mt William's range of Elm cultivars visit www.advancedtrees.com.au