Ulmus glabra 'Lutescens'

Golden Wych Elm

 A widespreading tree with a dense, rounded canopy. Branches developing a few metres above the ground. Leaves lime-yellow at first, changing to bright yellow during the summer. Now one of the most popular elms it is often known incorrectly as 'Louis van Houtte' which is a smaller-leaved cultivar (cf. U. procera 'Louis van Houtte').

Vic: Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens); Melbourne (Kings Domain opposite National Herbarium of Victoria, also in an avenue near the Shrine of Remembrance); Dandenongs ('Pirianda'); Mt Macedon ('Forest Glades'); South Yarra (corner Punt Rd & Alexandra Pde - this is the State's oldest and finest specimen tree; the leaves are slightly smaller than those of cultivars grown more recently-possibly a result of its greater age, or perhaps this is a slighly different clone; it was about 12 m tall with a canopy spread of about 20 m in 1991, the lower branches arching to the ground).

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Rosales
family       Ulmaceae
genus        Ulmus L.
species         Ulmus glabra Huds.