Lower branches often with corky outgrowths. Young shoots and leaf stalks mostly hairless, occasionally sparsely soft hairy. Leaves large, ovate-elliptic, tapering fairly uniformly to the tip, mostly 8-11 cm long, 5-6.5 cm wide, dark green, smooth and glossy above (rarely slightly rough and then mostly when young) and tending to lie in flat planes; vein pairs mostly 12-18; the basal lobe may cover the leaf stalk but is not so pronounced as in U. glabra. Leaf stalks mostly 0.5-1 cm long, hair absent or sparse.
Strictly, the common name Dutch Elm refers to the clone U. ×hollandica 'Hollandica' although in Australia it is applied to most U. ×hollandica clones. The name alludes to the country where the tree was first cultivated. In Australia, however, the common name has been applied to U. ×hollandica and most of its clones.
A clone with roundish leaves having short pointed tips and intergrading with large-leaved U. procera (see illustrations).
Vic: Box Hill (Central Plantation, Whitehorse Rd); Kew (Genezzano College, side of drive); South Yarra (Fawkner Park) Tas: Launceston (most of the public parks and gardens; Cataract Gorge Reserve commemorative tree planted 1884).